About Christopher Van Velzer

Chris Van Velzer is a professional photographer based in Shanghai, China. For more of his portfolio and street photography, please visit his website

Post Archive By Christopher Van Velzer

On Shooting Yourself…in Street Photography

If you become a student of street photography, the curriculum is littered with advice and maxims on what defines and makes a “good” street photograph; I use the word “littered” intentionally – because much of that curriculum is just that… things that can be tossed out. Within that heritage, I...

The Choice of “Presence” in Street Photography

The growing popularity of street photography is probably best explained with one word: accessibility. Street photography is accessible both because of location (big surprise – there are lots of streets in the world. Go outside. There’s a street. Right there...) – and because you don’t have to be a full-time...