Friday afternoon in the city
Yesterday, I popped up to London to capture a few moments in the end-of-week commute.
I enjoy street photography, although I am still very much a newbie at it.
Street seems to suit a grittier style than my more usual genres. I still find myself tempted to tweak and beautify. I find it difficult to shake off the need to have detail in the highlights and the darks, which means my street shots often lack the striking contrasts seen in the work of established street photographers, like Christophe Agou.
Some of my favourite street images by other photographers work as sets or photo essays rather than as stand alone images. There is definitely a different art to the photo essay, and it’s one I’d like to learn. The images I made yesterday hardly count against the work of the great, but it’s a start.
For a superb collection of street images, see the work of Christophe Agou. I particularly like his Life Below series.
Love all this Rachael , just been looking at your website as well , which I of course love as well.
You learn quickly I would say, just been trying to create my own blog on here , I don’t :0(
Thanks still have no idea what I’m doing :))
I just bet you know what I’m thinking! 😉 But nice to see you spreading your wings!
Street photography’s all about telling a story, right? And black and white is so suited for it. These are great shots. I attempted street photography once. But got ridiculously self concious. And it wasn’t as if I was doing it somewhere quiet – freaking Trafalgar Square!