Please notice: this post isn’t featuring Garry Winogrand, Bruce Gilden, Martin Parr, Henri Cartier-Bresson or other famous photographers — their works deserve has already their own posts.
Street photographers strive to capture the life and culture of city streets, searching for what the bunch of famous photographers mentioned above did and do all time. Henri Cartier-Bresson, probably the most famous street photographer of all, is said to term the thesis of the ‘Decisive Moment’.
Street photographers traditionally choose to work in black and white, focusing the viewer’s attention on the subject by eliminating the distraction of color. As I have been in Hong Kong lately and had the chance not only to get hold of a Sony NEX 7 with a Voigtlaender 35mm f1.2 lens I could meet up as well with a bunch of street photogs with wide angle lenses who like to get in close to the action. There method is to encourage interaction between the photographer and subject.
But who is capturing them – so I did it, as I was already close.
Out in the streets with a pack of same minded photogs always helps to get you in the mood and beeing more adventures than shooting alone.
Chimping or setting the camera right? Ready for the next shot.
The hunter waiting for the prey.
different gear will get you different results
Some climb, some jump and some get the shot.
And then my lens get blurred as it began to get to sharp.
Have fun and shoot!