I’ve had this website for a few years, posting only pictures to pages. I decided it was time to start blogging about photography.
I’ve bounced around quite a bit in trying to decide what type of photography I want to do. After a couple of years I know I don’t want to do portraits or fashion/glamour except occasionally. I prefer the more gritty work that is called street photography. Street photography is a photographic genre that attempts to capture life as it happens, good or bad. One of the best definitions is in this blog post by Eric Kim.
Many of the iconic photographs that everyone knows are examples of street photography. These include Migrant Mother by Dorothea Lange; the Afghan girl from the cover of National Geographic; and the napalm girl from the cover of Time Magazine.
There’s a story behind every street photograph. Some stories are monumental, like the stories behind these three shots. Some are not. But the story is as important as the photo.