Mark Cohen is an American photographer known for his innovative close-up street photography, well-known for photographing people uncomfortably close-up, using a wide-angle lens and a flash. Cohen’s style was innovative because he broke away from traditional street photography, which typically involved photographing people from a distance. Instead, he focused on the details of his subjects, often capturing only parts of their bodies or faces.
I’m a fan of his color photography, which he pioneered in the 1970s. There’s such a feeling of realness and intimacy in his photos, capturing the lives of those around him in such a real way.