Street Photography

What is street photography? Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. The subject if the photograph might be absent of people and can be an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character facsimile or aesthetic.

Framing and timing are key aspects with the objective if creating decisive and poignant images. The objective is to capture emotion, architecture and daily events and sometimes historic events to be used to display as fine art. There is no specific subject matter. It is only the issue of life in general. There are no props or lighting. There is no time for selecting and changing lenses. There is only a split second to recognize and react to a happening.

What we love about street photography is that it is real. People are not posed. We are telling a story or showing others how other people live and work. The best examples of street photography are the images that were captured for Life Magazine. Think about all the images you saw on the cover and inside. The most memorable image is the photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt that portrayed the sailor kissing the nurse on V-J Day in Times Square. Was this the most composed and perfect picture? No it wasn’t. But what this image represents is the joy of two young people in a momentary kiss celebrating the end if WWII. The poignancy of this image is all that matters. Yes, this picture documented history. But more importantly, the image captured raw emotion as it took place.

We are no Alfred Eisenstaedt, but we want to share some scenes of street photography that we captured of life and notable images from places we have visited.

Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA

Savannah, GA

Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA

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