I don't get street photography. Please explain

Started May 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Zindanfel
Zindanfel Veteran Member • Posts: 8,535
Re: I don't get street photography. Please explain
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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?

I don't have an explanation, but I think that these several comments by Louis Armstrong in response to questions about his music and about jazz could be also thought of in relation to Street:

"What we play is life."

"We all do 'do, re, mi,' but you have got to find the other notes yourself."

"Never play a thing the same way twice."

"If you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know."

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