The way we live these days, especially in the big cities, alienates us from others around us to a degree that we may live years in an apartment without knowing the name of our next door neighbor. With street photography, I meet people every day, I ask their names, they tell me their ages, chapters of their life stories, we look each other in the eyes, we exchange smiles, and we meet at a level that goes deeper than the superficial. When you love street photography, you find yourself loving people, and this makes the world a touch warmer and more pleasant to be in.
See you in the streets!
What’s your guilty pleasure? Come on, we all have at least one. What’s that one thing you know you shouldn’t do or get but still indulge in anyway every now and again?
Is it that big greasy burger with fries you’re digging into right now although you know you should be watching your waistline? (the diet cola you’re drinking with it isn’t really helping) Is it that sexy new phone you know you can’t afford but you might just give up on going out for the rest of the month to be able to hold it in your hand?
The thing about guilty pleasures is that we definitely know they’re bad for us and that’s what makes them feel so good at the same time ironically enough. Whether we realize it or not, deep down they satisfy an emotional need.
Street photography offers each of us a chance to understand…
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No, this is not Paris. I recently spotted this stylishly dressed lady outside a cafe Nero in Gloucester and snapped a candid as I walked by. I decided to give it a “Parisian street photo” feel by processing it to black and white.
Hope you like it.