Someone asked me a few days ago if I still shoot street photography because many of the recent photos that I’ve posted are abstract street. The answer is most definitely yes! I shoot street, abstract street and lens-based-art. These photos were taken during a private photo tour in Jackson Heights, Queens.
Brighton Beach Station, 16 April 2019. Taken during a street photography workshop.
I still remember the days before cell phones, the internet and digital photography! Yes, the world has changed and it’s obvious in photography. I know of a street photographer who is probably half my age and has a rule about not taking photos of people with their cell phones. He made that comment about one of my photos! The great thing about street photography is that we don’t all do it the same. Vive la diversity. I provide street photography on a regular basis. You can register online.
There are possible photographic opportunities everywhere. The subway stairs lend leading lines to a photo and a sense of moment. I have a street photography workshop coming up on Saturday March 2nd in Chelsea. There are only 2 spaces still available at the time of writing this post. You can register online.
Shadows are one of my favorite things to capture. The afternoon sun in the autumn is amazing and shadows lend an added touch to photos. This photo was taken during a recent street photography workshop in Chelsea. We always work with available light and any of the many aspects that create interest in a composition no matter the weather. You can see more information about my workshops online.
Another favorite technique is to find a background with interesting patterns or light and to stand there and wait for people to walk into my shot. I call it slow photography and it is a nod to Cartier-Bresson. You can find more information on my site about my workshops and private tours.