I wonder if any of you street shooters remember that turning point, that moment, if you even had one, when you realise the magic of street photography.
Today I recalled that possible moment in my own journey. The image which surprised me at the time and gave me the green light for pursuing what I STILL find an incredible way to look at the world.
The world full of wonderful spontaneous moments which most people don’t see. When you can tell a story, bend reality, capture everyday beauty that we easily oversee.
The photo below was taken in March, 2011. It was the time when I just found a second hand Canon 450D, started to read Digital Photography Magazine and knew nothing yet about (street) photography.
The short story behind the image is that it was taken on the movie set. So don’t worry, the guy on the floor is very much alive… I was just observing the scene and was about to shoot when a flock of ducks entered the scene and made it even more interesting. I suddenly imagined that they were interacting as if they were on a run from the crime scene (possible witnesses or more…:)
I was pretty happy with the image as I realised that I could tell a story while bending reality and adding a bit of dark humour into it. Of course, luck is a huge part of it but that image gave me an enormous self confidence and motivation to continue searching similar situations.
Do you guys have similar experiences, i’m curious to hear your stories.
Thank you for being here again.