My street photography: the penny is dropping

January 11, 2009  •  Leave a Comment

In parallel to becoming totally immersed in what was initially my "Nude Photography", I also started to experience street photography. I have always been a "people watcher", so this was a natural interest for me and a way to experience photography outside the studio.

It became a side diversion that I could do while traveling on vacation and during snippets of time while on business travel. However, I was not clear on what it was I was doing, i.e. what is "my voice" when I photograph in the street? I recently had several people observe, within days of each other, that they see something special - something about "little moments" and making them big. Someone, to whom I will refer to as "H", had been quielty following my photographs for a long time.. And then, out of the blue, she wrote to me: "I suddenly realize what it is I like so much about your photographs.. There is nothing more intriguing than watching people; what they look like, what they wear, the way they go about their business, their expressions, and then make up the story of their life.. In your photographs you manage to capture these aspects of humanity in an amazing way, select the most interesting people, and it is so much fun to examine them and sail away in the imagination". I am sure many people think my street photography is "banal", with no "punch line". But it is to the few that appreciate the same little moments that are so interesting to me, that I dedicate my street photography.

 

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