What is street photography? Almost everything! Photographing street scenes, public events and human characters; landmarks and architecture, urban environment, transportation… Plus colors, patterns, shadows… Simply everything.
People walk in the streets, but they also do many other things. They sell and buy stuff, sometimes quite amazing, like this green cat…
… or this hand-made jewelry. Well, the sellers can be remarkable too.
This young man is not texting. He is reading. Not good for the sales, but good for him. I took this picture because of the color arrangement: red parasol and hoodie – blond hair and wooden kitchenware.
More amazing stuff, and the artist himself is a character.
Street vendors in NYC are not different from their colleagues in the rest of the world. It is an old photograph – I wonder if anything has changed.
People also perform in the streets. I already posted about the street performers in Dublin. This guy was spotted in Belfast.
That’s NYC again.
Tall Ships festival in Waterford.
Dublin Pride – this girl came all the way from Brasil. A spectator in his underpants could be from anywhere – could be a time travelling gone wrong…
This band was actually brilliant, but the streets were empty: beach party in progress.
This guy is a reggae musician Cian Finn. I had no idea when I spotted him in Cork and asked for a photograph. Things happen 🙂
People use electronic devices in the streets.
People sometimes cook in the streets.
People are generally friendly and happy. They pose if asked nicely.
People chat with strangers.
Unhappy people protest, usually peacefully…
… or use electronic devices…
Some people stay in the streets most of their time.
Some people own terrific cars and look darn cool, like this Italian policeman. In 2004, Lamborghini donated two Lamborghini Gallardo police cars to the Polizia di Stato on their 152nd anniversary. On the 31st November 2009 one of these 165,000-euro cars was badly damaged in a collision near the northern Italian town of Cremona where it was on display at a student jobs fair. It was repaired in January 2010. I took this photograph of the famous Lamborghinis in Tivoli in March 2010, and consider myself very lucky for being in the right place at the right time 🙂
Some people own bikes, like this shiny one. I was circling around it long enough to get arrested 🙂
Some people just wait for their bus.
Most of people walk…
… and cast shadows if the day is sunny.
Most of the days are not sunny here, it is why I am posting a sad song for you: Johnny Cash – Streets of Laredo.