I don't get street photography. Please explain

Started May 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
brianj
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Re: I don't get street photography. Please explain
In reply to cmc1, May 4, 2013

cmc1 wrote:

As per the title. I don't get it. I love photographs that mean something to me, that shock me, make me want to keep looking and going back to it. I don't understand why you would cram up your hard drive with photos of an empty coke can on the floor or some tramp sitting in his own excrement? Genuine question, what am I not seeing?

Most things in life don't have any purpose, and this is no exception, that doesn't stop me from doing it occasionally, its a minor skill that I would like to be better at just like knowing how to cook a nice meal.  I mentioned in an earlier thread that there is nothing on my local streets worth looking at, but recently I was in Vietnam where sights and sounds are very different to what I am used to, so its thrilling for a short time to take a lot of photos.

Here is one from my album, I don't know if its good or bad because I don't usually do street photography, so you be the judge.

Barber Shop

Brian

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