Following Emma’s post about street photography, I’m adding my point of view on this field and we hope it’ll be the beginning of a long and interesting journey into it with all your contributions. Just as we are doing with Mirrors, we are keen to know your own vision.
So, here we begin. What is street photography for me?
It’s all about a feeling and flavour, the peculiarity of its corners and narrow streets as well as of its grand boulevards and squares. It’s the air you breathe sat on a bench, and the voices and noises while in a café.
Unlike the majority of street photographers, I do not seek people. I look for the atmosphere. People just happen to be in the frame, and are a mere embellishment. When caught in photographs, they add up to the feeling of the place I’m shooting at.
I love cities early in the morning. It’s not only the beauty of the light, it’s about cities waking up, with their semi-deserted streets, the humidity of the night still leaving its trace on the pavements, life and its frenzy coming back like a wave breaking again on sand.
And I love small villages. Their stories and histories. What was lost and what still lingers there, their forgotten beauties and the interesting encounters you might sometimes do. Like a dog looking right into your eyes, an unexpected light breaking through in a narrow street, or the consumed stone walls of an old house.
Urban photography, street photography… actually I don’t know whether my shots can be included into this filed, and actually I’ve never cared that much about etiquettes. I prefer the feeling rather than the definition, and I do prefer the joy of taking a photograph. The rest, I leave it to you who see my pics. 🙂
Do you like this series on steet photography? Would you like to share your point of view and you vision? Feel free to contact us, we’ll be very happy to collaborate with you and publish it here on our blog. Whether e few words or a long article, don’t be shy! Let your photography speak up!