These days, my life-long interest in photography is most often satisfied by capturing images of ordinary people doing ordinary things; what’s generally known as Street Photography.
People and the things that they do are endlessly fascinating to me.
That said, street photography is a lot like Scotch. It’s an acquired taste, not immediately understood nor enjoyed by everyone.
A noted street photographer, Matt Stuart, explains street photography in this way, “Buy a good pair of comfortable shoes, have a camera around your neck at all times, keep your elbows in, be patient, optimistic, and don’t forget to smile.”
Henri Cartier-Bresson, often regarded as the father of modern street photography stated, “Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” My work is a testimony to the accuracy of his insight.
My current camera of choice is the Fujifilm X-T1, used with a variety of lenses. For street photography, I mainly rely on the XF 18mm f/2.0. On rare occasions, I still pull out the Canon 1D MkIIN or my pocket-sized Canon S110.
Before coming to street photography, I worked as a sports photographer covering college and professional sporting events. My work was published by Sports Illustrated, ESPN, and a plethora of newspapers and other publications.
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