One of my photographic hero’s is Henri Cartier-Bresson. Like Vivien Maier, Jane Bown, and James Ravillious, I find his photography very “human”. It is a type of photography that I very much admire but am also not very good at! Therefore you will find that a lot of my photography is of buildings and landscapes. They tend to stay still and co-operate a bit more! That said it is something that I’d like to try and develop (pun intended) further. Here are a few of my film attempts from the last 2 or 3 years! Your comments, good or bad appreciated!
2 thoughts on “Street Photography”
You have made an excellent start I think. A lot of modern cities are nearly devoid of real life in the streets, so finding places with a good density of subjects can be a real challenge. Most of my best street work was done in the 1960s in New York’s Chinatown where people conducted a large part of their life on the sidewalks. As you have discovered, public events are also rich environments where cameras are not seen as intrusive.
It is important to look at the work of good street photographers to develop some sense of the potential. One of the few digital photographers I follow is Leanne Boulton who posts her work regularly on Flickr. She does all her shooting on the streets of Glasgow, which seems to have a very high proportion of interesting, beautiful people judging by the pictures Leanne captures. I think she does some workshops; it would be really interesting to follow her as she works the street.
Hi Mike, many thanks for your kind comments and sorry for the delay in responding to you! My main problem is that I live in a mainly rural area, yes there are beautiful villages and towns, but sometimes I’ve walked through a village and never actually seen anyone! Towns of course are better, but even these can be quiet, it’s certainly difficult to blend in. Cities like Bath, Winchester and London are my best bet… so I keep working at it! Thanks again for your kind comments, and glad to see you back posting again. Best regards Andy