Bruce Gilden on the art of street photography and his pursuit of good portraits

Bruce Gilden on the art of street photography and his pursuit of good portraits

Bruce Gilden is talking of his own father, a ‘mafia-looking figure with pinky rings, thick hair, hats, big cigars’. His father was ‘a tough guy, a streetwise guy’ – a classic figure of the subterranean world of New York City. Yet he recalls his teenage self as an uncertain and anxious presence. The only thing he had any confidence in was sports. He remembers watching wrestling on TV as a kid, and feeling sucked in by the aggression and physicality of it all. As a teenager, he’d spend his days playing...

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3 months ago, Wallpaper *, Photography

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