On the first day of winter, the black sky blocked the view of the sun from those below.
I have always had this plan to write a sci-fi novel one day and all it takes is the opening line. Now that I have done the hard part of writing the first sentence, I will come up with a story at some point.
Street photography is more than making photos. It is the capture of life at one moment in time. I was doing street photography without the camera for a long time, just watching others around me playing out the passion play of their every day lives for the rest of us to see, if you watched.
A couple of years ago, I had a portfolio review with a former photo editor for a major magazine. It was a fascinating hour or so for me to talk with someone who was clearly passionate about photography and its art. She brought several classic photography books with her. We talked about my style, craft and the state of photography in the digital age. One of the most profound things she told me was that in general, people want beautiful pictures on their walls in their homes.
Beautiful pictures and street photography are not synonymous. Street is raw. I like mine in black in white, which in and off itself can be beautiful, but is still raw which at its best, is emotive, buy not necessarily beautiful.
Let’s find a beautiful photo.