There is life in the old dog yet
Cruising through the internet I found so many articles about the dea street photography. Here a link to one I found and who did a good job in describing the cruxes around it.
“Street photography is dead”, declare forum threads and thinkpieces far and wide. The Internet and phone cameras have watered the quality down. The uniformity of the modern world means nothing is interesting anymore. Privacy and security issues make it immoral and dangerous. From a lot of angles, it seems, the photographic discipline I love is under attack.
Original can be found here. https://petapixel.com/2017/02/10/street-photography-matters-2017/
Everyone has his/her own opinion what matters most for me is the fun in documenting live around me. As I'm at present living in India, to be precise, in Mumbai I see more often than not, photographers coming here and tending to focus on the “exotic.” You certainly have seen pictures like — performing religious rites in the Ganges, incredible gatherings like Ganesha in Mumbai or from the Kumba Mela. Living here for a longer time I have the freedom and opportunity to do some work that diverges from the totally exotic. I like to document normal live and like in any other part of the world street scenes developing in front of me - just that. Cruising the streets, seeing everyday things and trying to transform the ordinary into something see worthy - that's my intention. I like to take you on a journey through mini-stories that might ordinarily be missed if you are not watching carefully enough or didn't have the time in your tourist schedule.
With this kind of approach to photography, I have everything right in front of me at my disposal. Endless subjects and backgrounds. I just have to decide my stylistic methods – or techniques – going for the common B&W or color. What makes “street” such a wonderful outlet of artistic expression for me is this readily availability. I just have to put on my walking shoes and go out with eyes wide open and full of curiosity. There is an ever-present, ever-changing stage of characters, storylines and interconnections. The question is, how will I capture it? Sometimes therefore it's good to have a plan which can be changed and customized anyhow.
Here in the video below some aspects of my Thoughtflow before my Banda Walk and some impressions walking the walk.