One of my favorite things about street photography is the street portrait. This is a man in Chinatown, NY. I approached this man to ask if I could take his picture, only to find out he didn’t speak English. I was attracted to the face that showed so much character. A smile and a non-verbal indication to the camera that I wanted to photograph him was all I needed. He smiled back and let me spend a few minutes photographing him. This is from that brief interaction on the streets of New York.
The is Garrett, age 57. I photographed him on the streets of New York. When asked what one piece of advice you would give to your younger self, he replied,
” Be less distracted and more focused on things that are really important.”
One of the many things I love about street photography in New York is the subway. You just never know who is getting on or what will happen.
In street photography, we don’t wait for golden light. Mid-day will present a different set of circumstances. I love street portraits. I saw this girl on a NYC bench and she caught my attention. She smiles with her eyes, the shadow play from her lashes, one of my favorite street portraits.
I saw this woman dancing as I was crossing a bridge in Paris. She was so elegant and graceful swirling and twirling the dress as she moved. What a treat it was just to watch!
” Paris was a street photographer’s dream. I saw this gentleman strolling in Jardin du Luxembourg one morning.”