I don't get street photography. Please explain

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

I think by saying "I love photographs that mean something to me..." you already explained it.

different photographs can have different meanings for different people or have no meaning at all.

in the same sense I could say I don't get it why people try to look for particular subjects and then manipulate with them in the way to make them appear as appealing, meaningful, etc. as possible.

the answer is it's just what they like to do.

the kind of photography I am enjoying lately is accurately photographing anything, even the most boring and most common things that are part of my life. like the house of my neighbour, a particular traffic sign close to my place, a neighbour's cat, my car, books I read, furniture in my house, etc.

why do I do that? so that like 10 years or more from now (if I am still alive) I could pick up these pictures and remember things from my past. see how things around me changed, see what I used to like, see what kind of package my favourite sweets used to come in etc. this is what I find photography the most useful for. you can do "art" in one million ways but you can only document life in a visually accurate way using or photography of video which is of course based on photography as well.

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