I love street photography. I do it at night, day, in the rain, the snow, the gale force winds with waves crashing over me, anytime anywhere. Why do I love it so? Simple, its real. Its fleeting moments of real life and real life can be amazing sometimes. So I try to capture it and show others. Maybe I shouldn’t really question my motives at all. I see something cool, I take the photo and I put it online to show others because I want them to see the cool thing I saw. So maybe I should just do that instead of questioning whether this series of photos is actually any good.
I’ve seen a lot of street photography and some, for me, just doesn’t work. I actively avoid taking photos of people just walking around, or on their phones. A lot of newbie photographers do that sort of thing. Its easy, in that there’s always someone on their phone or walking down a street. I’ve always felt that you have to capture a moment in a street photograph, a story. But then looking at the work of someone like Matt Stuart you can see that street photography is more than that. There’s a real humour to it.
Anyway, back to my original point. Are these photos going to be any good? I still feel like I saw something worth capturing when I was out. So in that regard I’m not trying to take photos I would normally hate and bin. I think I got something. Over to you guys.