Another busy week, I’m only getting around to writing this post, even although I took the photographs last Saturday……..and there’s the first connection. All of the photographs for today’s post were shot on the same day.
See how easy it is to make a photograph or photographs fit a theme.
Last Saturday I was in Liverpool, just walking the streets, trying to capture some interesting photographs. Street Photography is so different from the landscapes I normally do, but it’s a something that I’m really beginning to enjoy.
After intensively exploring many genres over the last 30 plus years I have, in recent years, focused on Street Photography as an outlet for my photographic energies. Street Photography is somewhat of a misnomer as it can be practised anywhere people are photographed in the environment in which they are found. For some, myself included, being a photographer is as much a state of mind. – Michael Dubiner
A lot of people go with their friends to Lennon’s Pub and the famous Liverpool Cavern Club which is a short walk away from here on the same street. It’s perfect for street photography. Just hang around and people sort of pose for you and best of all most of the time they don’t even register you are there. This lovely young lady was calling her friend to join her, seemed too good an opportunity to miss.
I love photographing people, especially tribal and indigenous people. Before I begin photographing I hang around a while to establish some contact, then work closely to illustrate the connection… – Rosanna Pennella
Here’s another connection. Well two actually. Both photographs are Black and White, one is from a wedding and this lady is on her hen night.
For those of you who don’t know what a “hen night” is here’s an explanation from an American linguist in the UK who makes some “Observations on British and American English”.
Busted! She saw me just as I clicked the shutter. It’s not so obvious that I’m taking photographs because I’m shooting from the hip almost. I don’t hold the camera up to my eye or anything like that or press the shutter button. No! My camera is paired to my smart phone via a Wi-Fi link. My smart phone is in my pocket and I use that to fire the shutter on my camera.
I think you’re either going to like or hate the photograph above. I’ll leave you to decide….
Every part of the photographic image carries some information that contributes to its total statement; the viewer’s responsibility is to see, in the most literal way, everything that is there and respond to it. To put it another way, the statement the image makes – not just what it show you, but the mood, moral evaluation and casual connections it suggest – is built up from those details. A proper ‘reading’ of a photograph sees and responds to them consciously. – Howard S. Becker
I’ll leave you with this final photograph. Four young girls out on a shopping trip. Totally unaware that I had just photographed them.
Well that’s it. But I’ll leave you with a question. Is Street Photography an invasion of privacy?
As usual, I’ve included links to other bloggers who are sharing their connections.