I've been retired from the corporate world since the summer of 2016. I enjoy shooting people on the street.

 

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Sal Patalano

 

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Street Photography Magazine interview. streetphotographymagazine.com/article/interview-with-sal-...

 

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Reprobus says:

What a wonderful gallery of photos... I specially admire the wonderful B&W portraits! Congratulations!

November 17, 2021

Sal's street portraits are second to none...he's perfected the classical "stranger portrait" like no other...I feel silly typing "stranger" portrait because the last thing these people are is strangers! You'll know as soon as you see the first portrait through Sal's lens. Go do it, check out his photo stream! Thank me … Read more

Sal's street portraits are second to none...he's perfected the classical "stranger portrait" like no other...I feel silly typing "stranger" portrait because the last thing these people are is strangers! You'll know as soon as you see the first portrait through Sal's lens. Go do it, check out his photo stream! Thank me later!

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April 18, 2020

Increible galeria de insuperables retratos. Me encantan todos ellos y creo que es una galeria de referencia en cuanto al retrato, Un fuerte saludo

March 29, 2020

Excelente galería de imágenes. Muy buenos los retratos en blanco y negro, digno de admiración. Felicitaciones y un saludo desde Buenos Aires.

March 15, 2020

The fact that this work is technically a reference becomes kind of insignificant. Truth is, most of the images capture and transmit so much humanity to become almost painful.

March 7, 2020

Sal is really one of the best..! Awesome work!

March 3, 2020

Astounds. A school.

January 28, 2020
Jr Feiri says:

Wow, I wish I had enough time in the day to go through and fave every one! You can read the story in every face. Awesome work!

December 1, 2019

I'm a fan of your portraits, keep shooting. hugs.

November 4, 2019

Cuando se descubre esta galería se convierte en referente por la calidad y belleza de sus imágenes. Sus recreaciones están ejecutadas de una manera impecable y primorosa con mucho ingenio e inteligencia. Obras que denotan un gran talento creativo y artístico. Enhorabuena!

August 28, 2019

J'adore cet Artiste !!!! il y a de l'humanité dans ses photos, c'est sur !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

August 16, 2019

Nothing I've seen is less than fine Art. Your photographs truly are GALLERY ART. YOUR ONE of the best of ever seen.Almost alway's Photographers of your tremendous talent never let others post to there galleries but there are those few like you who are 👍👍👍👍👍grateful and give to others what they wish they could do.y… Read more

Nothing I've seen is less than fine Art. Your photographs truly are GALLERY ART. YOUR ONE of the best of ever seen.Almost alway's Photographers of your tremendous talent never let others post to there galleries but there are those few like you who are 👍👍👍👍👍grateful and give to others what they wish they could do.you are not only an excellent photographer be a generous human being. ANYBODY WHO WANTS THE VERY BEST NATURAL PORTRAITS SAL PALTALANO IS YOUR GO TO GUY. one of the very best I've seen on FLICKR

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July 14, 2019

A truly impressive stream. Absolutely outstanding portraits of people in natural context. From the beautiful, to the characterful, each image seems to convey part of the person so effectively. As individual shots, each one is amazing, as a collection, they are spectacular. As good as it gets in my view. Thanks for… Read more

A truly impressive stream. Absolutely outstanding portraits of people in natural context. From the beautiful, to the characterful, each image seems to convey part of the person so effectively. As individual shots, each one is amazing, as a collection, they are spectacular. As good as it gets in my view. Thanks for the inspiration.

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June 23, 2019

Wonderfully communicative street portraits . Great work.

June 20, 2019

Outstanding street portraits. Your portraits are master class. Your works are pleasure to look at.

May 21, 2019

You capture the free spirit in humanity sir! Such a beautiful and moving set - a published book would be great

May 2, 2019

A really great gallery of street portraits!

April 18, 2019

Sal Patalano is an exceptionally talented photographer of street portraiture, not only because of his technical prowess, but also due to his incredible attention to detail. Everything in the frames of his superb portrait is executed with consummate - from the skin tones to the detailed textures in the faces of his subj… Read more

Sal Patalano is an exceptionally talented photographer of street portraiture, not only because of his technical prowess, but also due to his incredible attention to detail. Everything in the frames of his superb portrait is executed with consummate - from the skin tones to the detailed textures in the faces of his subject all the way down to the beautifully composed backdrops. On top of all his marvellous pre and post-production abilities, most importantly he seems to capture very the soul and spirit of his subjects in a natural, spontaneous and appealing fashion.

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April 17, 2019

When Edward Steichen curated his great exhibit "The Family of Man", he explained that "The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself. And that is the most complicated thing on earth." I cannot think of a more perfect example of a photographer carrying forward that mission more beautifully, f… Read more

When Edward Steichen curated his great exhibit "The Family of Man", he explained that "The mission of photography is to explain man to man and each to himself. And that is the most complicated thing on earth." I cannot think of a more perfect example of a photographer carrying forward that mission more beautifully, forthrightly and honestly than Sal. I was an immediate and unabashed fan!

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March 16, 2019
MARITAWE says:

You have a really impressive gallery of portraits, in which you have been able to capture and transmit the essence of each person. Congratulations! They are really beautiful.

March 12, 2019

Hello, first of all I want to thank you because I did not know this possibility of writing a testimony to another photographer. But above all I thank you very sincerely for your opinion about my work. I also admire your portraits a lot and I really enjoy touring your gallery. Today I commented to @aldayaphoto in IG th… Read more

Hello, first of all I want to thank you because I did not know this possibility of writing a testimony to another photographer. But above all I thank you very sincerely for your opinion about my work. I also admire your portraits a lot and I really enjoy touring your gallery. Today I commented to @aldayaphoto in IG that doing portraits gives us the opportunity to get to know each other and try to understand each other a bit more. Thank you very much Sal Patalano for your words!

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March 8, 2019

Beautiful and rich gallery of portraits. Excellent bokeh.

February 18, 2019

Congratulations! I really like your photos, street photos, portraits.

January 30, 2019

Great street/portraitwork. Very authentic, warm, kind, natural and honest !

January 24, 2019

I have been a fan of Sal's since I joined Flickr. There are many portraits on Flickr but Sal's work is authentic... a style of his own...capturing his subjects in ways that speak to us. He was also one the first people on Flickr to reach out to me and encourage me when I first joined. It is a photographers like hi… Read more

I have been a fan of Sal's since I joined Flickr. There are many portraits on Flickr but Sal's work is authentic... a style of his own...capturing his subjects in ways that speak to us. He was also one the first people on Flickr to reach out to me and encourage me when I first joined. It is a photographers like him who inspire us through their work and interactions that make all of us better. Thanks Sal!

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November 26, 2018

I received a comment from Sal where he liked very much my photographic work .. I visited his Flickr page and I noticed that we share a lot, we both love the portrait. We have a way of seeing photographically the characters in our photos a little different: people. He aims above all to highlight the faces, their express… Read more

I received a comment from Sal where he liked very much my photographic work .. I visited his Flickr page and I noticed that we share a lot, we both love the portrait. We have a way of seeing photographically the characters in our photos a little different: people. He aims above all to highlight the faces, their expressions, attitudes, smiles, the pose of surprise but above all are in B & W. Excellent portraits from the excellent B & W. Thanks for the visit and very welcome comment. ------------------------------------------- Ho ricevuto da Sal un commento dove gradiva moltissimo il mio lavoro fotografico.. Ho visitato la sua pagina di Flickr ed ho notato che ci accomuna moltissimo, entrambi amiamo il ritratto. Abbiamo un modo di vedere fotograficamente un po diverso i personaggi delle nostre foto: le persone. Lui mira sopratutto a risaltare i volti, le loro espressioni, gli atteggiamenti, i sorrisi, la posa di sorpresa ma sopratutto sono in B&W. Ottimi ritratti dall'eccellente B&W. Grazie per la visita e del graditissimo commento.

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November 15, 2018

I must say that one of the joys of Flickr are the connections we're able to make ... and Sal's beautiful images and wondrous portrait works not only inspire and uplift ... but also they provide that joy that we all hope for when we join this community ... I have so much aniticipation for each new image he posts .... a… Read more

I must say that one of the joys of Flickr are the connections we're able to make ... and Sal's beautiful images and wondrous portrait works not only inspire and uplift ... but also they provide that joy that we all hope for when we join this community ... I have so much aniticipation for each new image he posts .... and I'm always rewarded with each visit to his gallery ... and I think I may have mentioned to him before ... but seeings his works transform and come to life as I view them full size ... it's just so similar a pleasure that I remember from seeing images as they first appeared in the darkroom tray .... I'm just so grateful for our connection here ... not only for the inspiration I get from seeing his work .... but aslo how for I anticipate with such pleasure each comment he makes on my own work .... this is just the best that an online experience can be ... seeing beautiful works by another photographer that inpsire us to make better images on our own ... always my thanks and gratitude for that .... and always to Sal my most sincere and best wishes … 💛💜💛 …

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September 28, 2018

I'm very flattered that you enjoyed some of my photos because yours are inspiring and example for me, good light Marcello

September 15, 2018
skizo39 says:

Sal is one of the best photographers of everyday people. His portraits convey an enduring feeling of kindness and sympathy.

September 4, 2018
Al Vocinq says:

I just discovered Sal's work, and am so glad I did. His portraits are so . . . real. Somehow it seems he is able to capture the very personality of his subjects. It's a rare gift that's unrelated to photographic technique (although his technical skill is evident). I enjoy his photos immensely.

August 9, 2018

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