Back to Basics – Street Photography

Street photography is absolutely exciting. It’s raw, candid, and unexpected. I just go to a public place like beaches, parks, malls, and, obviously, streets, then shoot away. I don’t try to make sense of the events and scenes around me. I compose quickly, decisively, and artistically. The results are timeless images in a never ending human drama called life.

My favorite photographer is Henri Cartier-Bresson.  He was the French photographer who popularized photojournalism with black and white images and events caught in what he called the “decisive moment.”  In an interview with the Washington Post,  he said, “There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative…Once you miss it, it is gone forever.”

When I am out with my camera, that “decisive moment” is what I look for.  Whether they are of birds soaring in the sky or people doing  things while deep into their thoughts,  I strive to capture those moments that may seem ordinary but special when caught with an artistic eye.

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Published by: freethecolors

Fun, creative, and humorous are words that describe me. I spend a lot of time with my family which consists of my husband, 4 children and extended relatives. I enjoy making and maintaining true and lasting friendships. Photography, writing, and music help express myself in artistic ways. I love all kinds of sports like basketball, volleyball, and tennis. I am a special education teacher in an urban school district. I feel it's my mission to teach children with disabilities and to be their advocate.

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