Or another confluence of with some sort of connection, at least in the photographer’s mind.
Always looking for what goes together and what doesn’t. Two major street photography themes, irony and pathos. Humor is still my favorite of the literary-ness of street photography. If everything is just real looking; no coincidences, no irony, just a face in a crowd, or a crowd stumbling by becomes documentary-ish. Don’t you think.
What are the major themes of street photography? They are all literary in nature. At least to me.
Humor, climactic, expansion of time during that moment of decision or indecision.
Irony. Contrast. Sexiness. Ugliness. In other words, street photography includes The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. Not all that much good tho. That becomes documentarian-ish.
In other words, a shot of a street isn’t street photography unless: something human, some expression of loneliness maybe? Or the way the buildings are arranged that you would have thought more people would notice.