I didn't really have any particular pattern or technique as to how I was shooting the buildings or streets around the city. I simply walked a predetermined path downtown and found what looked visually appealing.
What is Street Photography?]
It cannot, in any part, be staged. Otherwise, it is no longer something that is candid by nature. Everything is real. These are pictures that capture a reality in its rawest form. With that, there is a sense that we could see the best and the worst in humanity in just one instance. You've those images that capture significant moments in our history, such as The Burning Monk, by Malcolm Browne. How does that make you feel? That moment happened. That man was burning alive. He died in that very spot. This is the raw energy that can be felt in the unstaged moments of candid photography.
Granted, anything that I captured isn't nearly as dramatic, but that example was used to drive home
the idea of the possibilities of street photography.
I hope to continue this adventure through the seasons this year. If you like what you see, let me know. If you don't, tell me how I can make it better.
More selections from the streets can be found in my updated gallery:
Until the next excursion.