When I’m not in the mood to get out of the house – there’s always Matt Weber who wants to go for a walk. A long walk. It’s a good thing for me, because I can easily forget about the creative (fun) part of this process which (for me) is shooting. Left to my own devices I’d be trying to figure out how to sell some more pictures because that and social security is all I’ve got right now.
So it’s also good to get together with other artists and bitch about being broke; and scheme up new plans. You know, it’s never too late. What about that guy you met the other day in the cafe. You remember, he was talking about being part owner of a gallery. Oh yeah. He was full of shit, if you ask me.
Did you get his email? Oh yeah. But that’s not the way to go today. The entire world is filled with street photographers. Okay, not all of them are great, but with 20 billion people taking street shots, what have you got other than talent to make a mark in this overcrowded genre?
Yeah, talent. But is that enough? It hasn’t been in the past. And talks go on in sort of way until one of us sees something. There’s usually a pause – a sort of half step pause – while the shutter is clicked – and then the photographer’s motion continues. It looks a little bit like the Monty Python Silly Walk – but it’s the Street Photographer’s Walk. Otherwise known as the step shudder.
Anyway, when you see that pause, you know the street photog was trying to click while standing still. Oh, so instead of the blab, here are a few from the afternoon with Weber.