Cynthia Ruf is a Germany-based photographer with a special focus on portrait, people and storytelling.




Streets In Lockdown

Visualising a scene before it happens, is an important skill in street photography.
I wanted to test a new approach to photography and worked with deliberate compositions and pictorial elements that I had thought about beforehand, framed and then realised by waiting for the right moment.

In the pictures you can always find clear picture compositions, clear contrasts and reflections. Street photography is often about moments, random encounters or interactions – about visualising the vibe of a city. But here I was more interested in finding the scene before the actual subject, in composing images. Often the people are unrecognisable, cropped, obscured, turned away from the viewer or in shadow.

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