Urban Photography

In The Street

People Out and About
People Out and About

Urban Photography

Call it what you like, urban photography, street photography, city scapes, the list is endless. What’s it all about? To be honest with you, I don’t know. What I do know is that I love to sit, sometimes for hours, watching people. It’s been a fascination of mine as far back as I can recall. Take the couple in the photograph above. They were very smartly dressed and looked as though they were heading towards a wedding. Who really cares? They looked interesting. Both very smartly dressed. Click and they are caught in a time trap forever. Another of my favourite pastimes is to edit my pictures in Photoshop. It’s a personal thing, I love to almost make it a painting.

In The Street

People Out and About
People Out and About

A Well Known Face In The Community

In the second photo, the gentleman was passing me by on his way to who knows where? He’s a regular, well known face in the local community. I think he maybe homeless and can usually be seen pushing around a shopping trolley full of items that are important to him. Today, he didn’t have it which is one of the reasons he caught my eye. Once again, I liked to edit the image through Photoshop.

In The Street

People Out and About
People Out and About

The Bag Matched The Leaves On The Trees

In this third photograph, what initially caught my eye was the lady’s bag in the middle. It seemed to be an extension of the Autumn leaves on the trees. There’s also the position of the three ladies in a line. I have no idea if they were all together or not. It just seemed a pleasing composition that I wanted to capture.

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Your Views Are Welcome

There seems to be a bit of an argument about Urban Photography and the taking of photographs of people who are unaware. I’ve always thought of it as an art form. You are catching people exactly as they are. No posing, no fashion statements, just people going about their business. One of the reasons I edit in Photoshop is that I can usually hide the persons face to some degree. I don’t want to obliterate it, that would make the whole project pointless. If anyone remonstrates with me then I’ll delete their photo from my database.

I would be interested to hear of any comments that you may have regarding the taking of random portraits.

In the meantime, enjoy some inspirational Urban Photography.

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