Jorge Quinteros has been steadily perfecting his street photography. In a recent post he mentioned that he had reached the point where he felt he could not longer write just about his techniques. He felt he had said all the needed to say on that topic and now he now wants to write about the subject of his photos — getting to know them more intimately. I applaud his efforts and his post started me thinking about my own photography.
I love the journalistic aspect of street photography — I live in the suburbs so “street” means something else here1 — but I always feels weird pointing my camera at strangers on the street. I don’t think I have the confidence for that. I always think the Princeton police will show up to arrest “that creepy black guy with the camera”.
I guess I have to overcome my discomfort in pointing the camera at a person. I’ll start practicing on my family first.
- Princeton is nearest town that offers a “downtown” and an opportunity for street photography. Most town around here have no town center. ↩