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                                   street photography?

                                   I often get asked why I photograph on the street, what appeals to me about street photography...

                                   Street photography is perhaps the last bastion of the photographic genre in which it doesn’t mat-
                                   ter what equipment you have or what kind of photography you take. I’ve met other photogra-
                                   phers from the fields of landscape, nature and portrait photography who have all said that street
                                   photography has tangible positive effects.

                                   The “street” is a true theatre of ever-changing conditions that help sharpen and refine our intui-
                                   tive photographic skills: people, light, geometry, the interrelationship between subjects and their
                                   environment, gestures, expression, and of course composition are all elements that are always
                                   at play.Henri Cartier-Bresson, perhaps the most famous street photographer of all time, defined
                                   his “decisive moment” (the moment he clicked on the trigger) as “the simultaneous recognition of
                                   the meaning of an event in fractions of a second and a precise organization of forms that give that
                                   event its appropriate expression”.

                                   Today it’s easy to take thousands of digital photos and photograph everything, where you take
                                   your smartphone, which is usually already in your hand, and just take pointless photos, I keep
                                   asking myself, what do people do with the photos later, look at them again, print them, or just
                                   delete them?Street photography is completely different, it’s about raising awareness and think-
                                   ing about what we want to photograph beforehand, as much as street photography can be about
                                   quick reactions, it’s often about being aware of what we want to photograph, and often you have
                                   to be very patient to get the image we’re looking for.

                                   Street photography has strengthened my sense of intuition and evaluation of a scene and helped
                                   me develop a clear vision for my photos.
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