Check out this interesting post on street photography from Stephen Dennstedt’s blog.
Street Photography. What’s the story? Street Photography is all about the story—explicit or implicit (in your face or subdued within the scene). But then that could be said about most photographic genres I think. You need the story.
If the story is explicit it’s usually obvious to everyone and doesn’t have to be wondered about or explained. However, if the story is implicit most often I never figure it out (unless I ask of course). Sometimes I ask but as an introvert I usually don’t.
Street Photography is hard. You find yourself infringing on privacy and personal space and inviting confrontation. Case law is clear: No one in the public domain can have any reasonable expectation of privacy. But just because it’s legal does that make it right or acceptable from a moral-ethical point of view? I’ve discussed these issues ad nauseam throughout this blog…
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