About a year ago, I had a go at a bit of candid Street Photography, shooting with my iPhone as I carried it around with my arms by my side, and came out with a few fairly rubbishy shots like these.
And then I stopped. But lately I’ve been wanting to have another go. Apart from family stuff, I don’t take many photos of people. There were no portraits in my portfolio – just abstracts and details. But when I see the sort of things others achieve, I feel I want to branch out. Stuff like these two, from Eric Kim in Los Angeles.
But he doesn’t go around with a discrete little hand held camera tucked away. No, he’s just out there approaching strangers in the street and taking their photos. You can see his approach in this video, where he was filming from his camera the whole time.
Well, I’m not about to start going around like that yet. At least not in Stevenage. But I’ve recently started doing the whole “shooting from the hip with my iPhone” thing again. Oh, and trying to learn a bit of Black and White post-processing work. Here’s a few I took last week.
And this one has my reflection in. Doesn’t spoil it, though.
I’ll continue to experiment. Another chap who’s blogging about his photography has done some similar experiments recently. I like some of his results, but he’s not sure about the ethics. Neither am I yet.
What do you think?