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.

Everything goes in cycles including cycles and posters.

Published by dave

I've been photographing New York, mostly in black and white, for the last 35 years. In other words, I began in the age of Tri-x and D-76 and eventually moved into the world of pigment ink. Enjoy your stay - Dave

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