Photograph by Joe Josephs
Those who know me, or are friends with me on facebook know I’ve been posting quite a bit of iPhone photos of strangers in New York City. I think I’ve capture quite a few good ones over time, but problem is.. its my iPhone. Although a 5 mp camera aint that bad. Just a few short years ago, 5 mp was standard in regular point and shoots. However, it kind of limits me on what i can do with those pictures. Right now, I’ve been posting them on my Stellar Street Scene blog on tumblr.
I wonder sometimes, if people do or don’t notice that I’m taking pictures of them. Are they so involved in their own little world that they don’t see me taking a picture of them, or do they notice and they don’t care. If the latter, maybe its time to start using my DSLR for my street photography. I used to take my camera to Manhattan alot, but ended up with alot of photos of architecture and stuff like that. See some of my New York photos on my facebook page in this album and in this album. (Yeahhh, I should really combine those 2, and delete some..)
Now on to the real good street photographers. One of the great street photographers these days is Jay Maisel. Jay Maisel always walks around with his camera. I’ve watched a few of his tutorial videos, and it was quite interesting to see him in action. When I’ll win the lottery, I’d love to take one of his workshops.
by Joe Josephs..
Now for street photographer #2. I was at a class at the B&H Event Space once when Joe Josephs was presenting. (beautiful pics. Take a lookie) Street Photography in broad daylight with a regular SLR. Not a coward like me. lol. Take a look at this picture above.
Speaking of Street Photography in Chassidic New York, there was another photographer I met at B&H, Gene Lowinger. He has some amazing street photography of American Jewry in the Lower East Side, NY some 20-30 years ago. Take a look. Looking at his pics, makes me want to start taking some pictures of 13th Avenue in Boro Park or Lee Avenue in Williamsburg in disguise. Not necessarily post them on facebook now, but have some material to show off in 20 years.
Anywho,.. To make a long story short, I think I have to gather some courage, and shoot some stills on the street and/or train. Who wants to be my bodyguard?
Take a look at my Street Photography here. Check back often. You never know who you will find there. One day, it may be YOU!!