Sandler believes cellular phones have robbed the photographer of their subjects, “There is nothing more boring, nothing more nondescript and vacant than a person on a cell phone walking down the street. They seem to be out of the game. People are walking around in bubbles.”
Technology suffocates the mess. The mistakes are in the mess and the beauty is in the mistakes.
I had an interesting debate with myself about whether or not this qualified as street photography or not – it meets all the criteria for street photography, yet it doesn’t feel like street. If the subject were larger in the frame it could easily be a street portrait, but she’s not, so it isn’t.