I have been taking photos for years now, a mix of landscapes, weddings, abstracts, portraits and street photography. I particularly love the latter, but find it very hard to do. I guess it is comes down to the fact that I a) don’t shoot enough and b) find it hard to relax into the photographic mode when out and about on the street.
One of the websites I have admired for a long time is the [daily dose of imagery], the photoblog of Sam Javanrouh, a professional photographer who clearly lives, breathes and dreams photography. He is extremely good at street photography and I have a particular soft spot for his candids.
In this post he touches upon the philosophy of street photography and candids/portraits, illustrating how and why and the etiquette around it. I do like the way he goes about this, ensuring he respects the rights of his subjects, and I particularly love his sense of imagery and occasion, extending the mundane with an often subtle compositional flair. Reading this has reinvigorated my ambition to take good street photography and candids and I shall be out and about more often now.
I shall leave you with one of mine, a portrait of Benba, a young Nepali boy from the Langtang region, who happened to be a photogenic goldmine.