“Find a nice background and wait for the images to come to you.”
It’s advice I often give when I talk to others about street photography, but rarely practice myself. Shooting this way lets you practice street photography, composition, lighting, or pairing contrasting images without the burden of feeling like you’re being watched by passers-by.
Here is a sample taken from a bunch of shots I took outside of Massey Hall in Toronto. My original intent was to gather various shots of the outside of the building, but then I thought it’d be fun to candidly capture people passing by, while using the venue’s historic red doors as the backdrop.