Street photography has many layers.
You can look on 'street' and see "moments" just like Cartier Bresson did. You can look at it and see the most mundane things like William Eggleston did. Or maybe you can find the bizarre and somewhat ridicules like Martin Parr is doing. (By the way, does anyone knows why he is wearing a keffiyeh on that Magnum profile of his? :)
Of course, each of the names above are not fixed on one specific 'trend' but I stated the ones they are more famous for.
For the last few days/months I'm trying to find my own photo-language. I'm not trying to limit myself, of course, but to find that "flavor" to my photos that will distinct my style and make a solid body of works, and not just a random collection of photos.
I wonder how to achieve it. Is it something we find in time/with experience? Or maybe, after years and years of photography, such undertone language reveals itself from our past works? Or maybe it a 'niche' we find comfortable at (I enjoy humor+light+nuance photos, for example) and strive to perfect ourselves in it?
I don't know. Sometimes it frustrates me, but then I find that after such periods of low, times of creativity come, so I'll just wait for it to be over and learn from your blogs and comments.
As promised last week, with each post of mine I will link to a blog I enjoy. It's very tempting to start linking my friends, but I'll hold the temptation a while longer and link to a wonderful street-photo blog I found few months ago, and can't stop admiring the man's talent - "Urban Views" by Markus Hartel (@hrtl). Hope you'll enjoy as I am!
Late addition -
A very interesting read about few of my also favorite blogs - Written by Simon Hawkings (@SiHawkings) from thedailycapture.com blog. Of course, it has nothing to do with the fact that my name also appears in the post. :)