It’s already 2021 and I’m shooting street photography since 2016, it’s been almost 5 years since I started. During this years I’ve experienced different things but the most important one are all the things that street photography gave me back.
In street photography, photography and other forms of art, the first thing to do is to create. To create photographs, to create art works, to create concepts, ideas, and share them with others.
There’s nothing better than take photographs in the nature and taking photographs of the nature. Especially during this hard times with this pandemic situation, there’s nothing better to take a walk in places without lot of people to breathe fresh air.
2020 was a very shitty year because of this pandemic, but despite this I never stopped to take photographs, here are my best ones:
It’s hard to always stay inspired in photography and arts in general, especially in this pandemic situation where everything is uncertain and can affect in a negative way our mood.
Here are different ways I personally use to find inspiration:
I think that to be a better street photographer I must shoot faster to not lost the ‘decisive moment’. To shoot faster in street photography means that I must think less and be more intuitive.
It’s hard to not be able to shoot street photography normally because of the pandemic. I really miss to walk for hours on the streets, walk close to people,… . During this period I reflected on what street photography really means for me.
Here are 5 things I love about street photography:
I’ve always been fascinated about shooting urban landscapes and during this years I captured different different pictures of different industries. I use to shoot industries for different reasons like capturing the impact of industrial areas in a city but the most important thing is to capture the impact of this areas on the environment and on human beings health.
I have never defined myself a street photographer, an urban landscape photographer, a landscape photographer and so on. No, I’m only a human being with a phone as a camera and shoot everything I like, that can be people on the streets, buildings or shoot in the nature.
When it comes to shoot photographs I’ve no excuses to not just go out and shoot.
There are times in which I lack of inspiration (like now in this pandemic situation) to go out and just take photographs of everything, so I just sit on my couch and entertain myself watching TV, checking social media and doing many others passive activities. I have no excuses on not having a good expensive camera to shoot photographs, I’ve got a smartphone that is good enough, good image quality, lighter and always with me.