What is “Street Photography”? Click here. It’s a good example. I suppose “Street Photography” is about people, unposed people, actually. Some add that it’s also things, stuff, and other daily sights that for some reason get your attention enough to warrant a picture. One of the iN-Public photographers said that street photography is about expression, reaction, interaction, etc… I suppose that could apply to more than humans. Animals react: birds on a power line. In-animate objects “react”: a bag hovering on a windy day.
The website http://www.in-public.com/ has a manifesto that basically states that pictures help remind us of what’s going on around us. In other words, the over-familiar is too easily forgotten, so street photography is about staying in touch.
Why am I even writing this? I guess I just wanted to say it and see my own thoughts on it. I’m intrigued by good street photography. It’s an art-form to catch someone off-guard, in that perfect moment of light and circumstance. I guess I’m thinking about it so I can become better at it. I want to display better moments in my collection, and not just in-animate things. Japan is rather iconic. She’s easily seen in traditional light, but there are more current, deeper things happening. I’d like to tap into that more.
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