On street photography

​Haven’t been around my blogs this summer, because I’ve been busy experimenting with photography and my work.  But today I woke up with this thought in my mind and I knew I had to write it down.

It’s about street photography and why it appeals to me that much. As an introvert who likes to observe life in its pure for,  streets are the best scene for that. You find all kind of people, young, old, tired, happy, serene, pens a time and the list can go on. On the streets activity never stops and as a street photographer you have the chance of capturing life as it is, with real situations, raw feelings, candid moments. Nothing is staged, no one should pose. And there lies the beauty of it, the show that never ends, because we are all part of it.

But as much as I like street photography, it presents itself as a big challenge for me. Going on the streets with the camera in hand means stepping out of my comfort zone every single time. It’s not easy for an introvert to go out there and take pictures of strangers. Will probably never be like Bruce Gilden,  never getting that close to my subjects, but that’s okay,  because we all have to find our unique style, our own voice. And I am going towards that. It might not bring me celebrity and I might not be featured by Magnum Agency, but that is alright. As long as my picture can tell a story and I am happy with it, it’s enough for the time being. After all, street photography it’s just a hobby so no pressure.

Keep on walking

There are days when you feel like nothing you do is right, when you  are hopeless and lacking energy to move on. Those are the days when you need to put on your trainers, dress in conformable clothes and go for a walk. Listening to this in your headphones  ight help as well ( it sure helps me all the time). The world will reveal itself in all it’s splendor and your mood will change in an instant.

This picture was taken in a very early February morning and it evokes exactly the words I’ve written above. Sometimes all you need is a long walk.

Taking a chance

It is funny how a picture can change your whole perception about self as photographer. I know I am just a beginner amateur and even though I want to do this for the rest of my life, I have doubts. Am I good enough? Will I ever get paid and live out of photography? Will I ever get noticed in this vast world, that never stops taking pictures. After all, photography is nowadays a very common hobby.

I might never answer these questions, but the truth is I don’t want to give up, whatever the costs. If something makes you feel alive, you should give it all. Meanwhile I am concentrating on street photography and reflections. These are my main two themes for this summer.

This photo is one I made, few days after I received my Sony a6000 and I must admit I am very proud of it. Light and reflections are at their best in this shot. Don’t want to brag about it, but this is probably the only photo I am really proud of.

what can u see