Killing time and Netflix surfing I came across the documentary, Everybody Street. I’ve always been enamored with the stories told by photographers willing to compose and wait, duck and hunt through crowds, and embed themselves into the seediest of our country’s corners. In this particular documentary 13 New York City photographers are portrayed who have mostly covered the city from the 60s-90s. This was an especially tumultuous time for NYC and was fertile ground for some of the best Street Photography of the last century. If any of these even sounds remotely interesting check out the Documentary before it’s yanked from the Netflix service.
I wonder if at the time these photographers knew the impact their photography would have on the future. Fast-forward to the late 2010’s I’ve decided to wander the streets of Los Angeles and surrounding cities just to see what’s out there. I do struggle with the fact that A, I’m not very good at this, B, I’m incredibly shy and C I’m not really sure what I’m out here looking for. I guess that will naturally evolve over-time but I can’t help to wonder if any of it really matters with the share-fest that we have via social media. Maybe it’ll be the hand wiping off the veneer of a manicured life.
Anyway, check out my street photography on my “Other Work” section. It’s broken up by city. I’ll likely start either a weekly or monthly “Best of” to keep me motivated.