Street photography is a relatively new thing for me, and I struggle to decide whether I like it or not. Lately, I have been writing a lot of posts that centre around some of my favorite buildings and neighbourhoods, and I suppose is a form of street photography, but I’m torn as to whether or not I enjoy taking pictures of people on the street.
Typically, I prefer to work with and interact with my subjects, rather than snap shots of them without their knowledge. I feel like it might invade their privacy in some way if I take their photo and then walk away without speaking to them.
One thing I would like to start doing is making portraits of complete strangers that I pass in the streets. I sometimes pass by people that have such interesting looks, that I later wish I would have stopped to speak to them. Actually, if anyone reading this post has done portraits of strangers and has tips that they’d like to pass along, I would love to find out what works if you would leave a comment below.
For now, I’ll post some of the street images I’ve taken over the past couple of years. I have no idea who any of these people are, but I often wonder what their stories might be. It’s funny, because I am a very intense people watcher… I always have been. So, perhaps the images below represent snapshots from within my head, and give you a taste of what my eye sees as I walk around.