I have experienced a breakthrough in Street Photography - shooting in "stealth mode".
I am really inspired by the notion of Street Portraits, where by engaging in conversation with total strangers, I can come away with a great shot and having made a connection with a fellow human being.
Shooting Street Photography in the style of Henri Cartier Bresson is another matter. Capturing the moments that communicate a story is quite compelling and somewhat addictive. I can say my images evoked a strong feeling in me prior to taking the shot. I am allowing this emotion to guide all of my street work.
Take a look at this first shot:
This was taken from the "hip" - I like the fact that the shot cropped off both heads, it allows for you the viewer to add your own face to the story just from the body language.
This was too good to pass up - they may have been in doors because as I observed, they were in their own little world of "comfort and safety"
I am really drawn to still life shots - I can feel the presence of life. A simple shot of a Bicycle and yet, a simple question for me, "Where is the owner?"
This is quite an adventure - camera in hand and allowing the shot to come to me, to speak, to me to compel me to shoot.
To be continued.
©Mike Vincent Photography 2015