CONFIDENCE © STEVEN WILLARD
I don’t get much opportunity for street photography, but every time I do I’m reminded how difficult it is for me, and how exciting when things work out.
I saw this woman approaching me on the other side of the street and realized there was a photo opportunity in the making, if I could time it right. It was one of those situations where there was barely time to get the camera to my eye and press the shutter.
There are several things I like about this image; the contrast between the linearity of the building and the shape of he woman in her long dress, the contrast of textures and the contrast between the static building and the implied movement of her stride. But what I like most is her. She looks like she knows where she is going, and she is confident she will get there.
Please visit my blog at https://stevenwillardimages.wordpress.com
I took this at the Daily Grind coffee shop in the Fells Point area of Baltimore yesterday. I hope you like it.
Fuji X-T2 and XF 18-55mm LM OIS Lens – 1/125 @ f/5.6 – ISO 200
This is a casual portrait I took of the legendary street photographer Louis Mendes at the 2018 Coney Island Mermaid Parade. If you live in the NYC area you probably have met him. Thank you Louis for being a gentleman.
To see a color version of this image please click here
I have started a new project where I ask the subject one question, “If you could meet your younger self, what one piece of advice would you give to him/her?” These men were in front of the Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission. All three answered the same way, “Don’t drink or take drugs”. Then I took their picture.
Fuji X-T2 and XF 50mm f/2 Lens – 1/100 @ f/4 – ISO 500
Stuck in the middle of the women’s march, NYC 2018