On my last post I wondered about capturing an "essence" of a city in single shot.
I was overwhelmed with your comments and thoughts about the issue.
Francesco Gallarotti and Mickey Rahman wrote me something that I wish to quote -
...When working in a series about a particular location it's a good rule of thumb to have at a minimum 4 types of pictures:
- landmarks or places that can easily be associated with that location
- environmental portraits of people in that environment
- detail shots
- action shots...
I think it's a great tip. What I would like to do is to try to take this tip and fit it to my own style/agenda - I'm not a big fan of "series" shots. I believe that 'A picture is worth a thousand words' and one photo should contain the beginning, the middle and the end of a story (that's, of course, mainly true to the 'classic' street photography) - So, if I'll manage to combine AT LEAST two (and strive for more) of the points mentioned above, I think I'll be on my way for a better, multi-layered street photography.
I would like to link for two works of the Masters as examples -
Photo by Cartier Bresson and a very famous kiss by Alfred Eisenstaedt
Just note how each of these has the right combination of the 'points' mentioned earlier.
Wow.. That's just became a pretty long post. I'm babbling too much - Go out and shoot some photos! :)