“The marvels of daily life are exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street.” – Robert Doisneau
I consider myself a keen observer of people and environments. We encounter individuals that we may never see again or a place that becomes obsolete as a city evolves. Street photography allows us to capture these moments forever frozen in time.
This venture into street photography has brought me great satisfaction and the desire to continue to improve my shooting style. I gain much inspiration through the intense study of the work created by my favorite photographers – Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Danny Lyon, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Bruce Gilden, Garry Winogrand and Vivian Maier. Their beautiful work helped establish street photography as a genuine art. It takes time and skill to take a good foto of street life. You need to be patient and have the ability to connect with people in some way, even if from a distance.
What do these fotos say to you? I truly hope that they give you some sort of insight into urban life. The one commonality among humans is that we all want to feel important – like we matter. Taking fotos of people on the street gives them a sort of acknowledgment that they exist.
Many thanks in advance for taking the time to have a look at my fotos. Please do feel free to provide feedback as I am forever a student of the world.
Cheers to you!