I’m passionate about my street photography. But also try not to be possessive of knowledge or claiming I have enough knowledge. One of the great goals in my life is to constantly learn and to help others. It’s a feel good thing, really.
We claim that street photography is a great discipline for learning more about your own way of taking pictures, of your camera(s) and of others in the urban environment. And – tada – this bit-sized course is totally free. Why don’t you try it too?
Just came back from Lisbon yesterday, after five intensive days of shooting. One fun memory was of this lady – putting on a show for us as she and a relative were fighting over Benfica and Sporting. I call her “Tia Benfica”, approx auntie Benfica…
I’ve said it before and I’ll probably say it again. This bit with smartphones is to a street photographer both irritating and nice.
It’s easier to take a pic as people don’t see you immediately and also the blueish light from the screens help to light up their faces. But. It’s getting harder to get that magic look straight into my camera these days…
The third of my friends in my street photography community (Gothenburg area) that I’ll like to introduce is Mats Johansson. As many of us, he’s got another job full time and take pics wherever he go (as he travels a lot). No matter whether you call Mats an amateur or not, he’s got that great eye for interesting pics.
I saw one of Mats exhibitions last spring, where he declared that anything urban interests him, sometimes it’s street art, sometimes street photography – quite often a combination of the two. In his own words:
– To look for and catch moments, views and interesting meetings in a urban environment is magic, especially with lots of people and movements in them. It’s the mix of documentary and art that fascinates me.