a collection of experiences, ideas and image samples related to street photography.
1/105 sec, f/8, ISO 200 at a focal length of 23mm
camera: FujiFilm x100
Despite the threat of a snow storm, I spent a quiet Sunday appreciating the architecture in downtown Detroit. I wanted to capture the city from unique angles so I purposely tried to avoid more recognizable sites like the Renaissance Center. My goal was to give more attention to designs and textures from multiple perspectives that are a bit less noticeable from the average view of the skyline.
Exploring the world of street photography in colour
1/50 sec at f/2, ISO setting of 400 captured at 50mm
Sigh... I'm trying to practice what I preach by taking a giant step, for me at least, and push myself to colour outside of my own boundaries; no pun intended. After many years of shooting in black and white, I finally reset my camera to shoot in colour...sigh again.
I am not a fan of colour photography at all. Not that I don't appreciate the works of others, I just feel much more connected to the aesthetics of monochrome. I always felt that since most of us see the world in colour, I don't have the need to duplicate those same bright hues with my photography. With black and white, I can recreate an alternative universe for myself. Exploring the world absent from colour leaves more to my imagination. I recently read a quote from Ted Grant that best reflects my approach to photography which states, "When you photograph people in colour, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!".
On the other hand, theories, rules, and ideas are made to be pushed to their boundaries and even broken. I try to keep an open mind and be willing to at least explore things beyond my comfort zone. This world is diverse so being confined to a box is a very limiting and depressing thought. I have not done any photography (with the exception of work for clients) in colour in many years. This experiment was actually liberating. Not that the results are breathe taking, I just enjoyed the process of expressing myself in a new way.
I am a street photographer using film and digital formats. I enjoy listening to good music, traveling, quiet time & peace.