April 04, 2017

Street Photography - My point of view

 My definition of street photography has become quite fluid with time. It keeps on expanding as I immerse myself in exploring it.

Passing time- Street Portrait 

Thinking about what street photography is, leads me to a field or subject or a genre which has a huge possibilities and huge scope.

Yet, I am much clearer about what is not street photography for me, namely: 

1. Landscape photography
2. Nature photography
3. Wild life and bird photography
4. Product photography
5. Studio photography.
6. Photography done inside one's own home.

Genres like architectural photography, abstract photography, people and portraits , photos captured on the beach , forest or mountains, bus or railway stations, inside train or subways, are part of street photography for me.

Subway stories- Tokyo- Street Photography

Simply anything and everything that happens on the street or belongs to the street can become a subject for street photography. Once you leave your home and you are out, street becomes your playground. Obvious exceptions being point no.1, 2, and 3 described above, though roads or tracks may be part of that experience and can fall under category of street photography.

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March 26, 2017

My heart lies in...

After spending 6 years in the filed of photography and many dialogues with myself, I have reached a firm conclusion, my heart and interest lies in the genre of  abstract photography. 

Intricacies interpreted

Abstract photography and all its genre captivate my imagination. Abstract, Realistic abstract, Abstract expressionism all interest me as art forms and I try to interpret and use those forms in my photography. Abstract photography is the way I see, experience and feel the world around me. 

I do enjoy street photography including candid street portraits , for completely different reasons. Street photography gives me opportunity to travel, to meet people and reach wider audience. In its broad definition, Street photography  documents the world as it exists. Being an abstract photographer, I always try to give that little abstract twist to the street photography I do, as I prefer to interpret the scene in front of me as I feel it.