The Nature of the Street and Simulated Wilds by Chris Suspect

Jardins de l'Abbaye de la Cambre, Brussels, Belgium | © Chris Suspect & Julie Hrudova, 2019

This is a recent photograph I took in collaboration with Julie Hrudova in Brussels, Belgium. We set this up for fun but it came out quite nice. While not candid street photography, it does fit the theme of a recent contest announcement from the EarthShot Organization and they have been using it in some of their social promotions.


Most of us live in cities and urban spaces and urbanization is increasing – we often experience
nature primarily through simulated representations of the wild.

The Planning and Conservation League of California seeks photographs illustrating this call.

Submit via Instagram and hashtag #earthshot1

Judge: David Carol

Winning entrants will be contacted for a high-resolution image for display at the Harvey Milk
Photo Center (San Francisco, CA) from March to April 2020 (photographers retain all rights).

Follow the project online (additional calls will be released on environmental topics in 2019):

Eyewitness in Brussels Contest Finalist by Chris Suspect

Picture by Sander De Wilde.

I am excited to announce that I am one of 20 finalists in the Brussels Street Photography Festival’s Eyewitness in Brussels contest with two photographs in the exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Belgium.

The exhibition opening will take place on Thursday, February 21 from 7:30 pm at the museum, Rue des Minimes 21, 1000, Brussels. Entrance to the exhibition is for free and open to all public. Registration is required.

The duration of the exhibition will be for a month until Sunday, March 17, 2019.

See you all there!