Street Photography In MY City Is Not Possible

Updated on July 14, 2018 in Photography
12 on January 27, 2018

Nobody walks on the sidewalks in my city, they are empty, all you see are cars, there are parts of the city that don’t eve have sidewalks because nobody uses them. So that is why i say that street photography is not possible here, i have to drive for two hours to Los Angeles where there are a lot of people walking the streets, and that is what i have done in the past.
Maybe taking photos of the streets is more accurate to street photography, but it would be very boring.
Here are examples of the streets in my city

There’s no overpopulation here, there is actually to many cars.

 
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1 on January 29, 2018

You’re right, but I think that you can switch your boring situation in an opportunity: why don’t realize a project taking pictures of people inside the car, waiting for the green light? I guess you can find a lot of interesting people and situations… Just an idea 🙂

on February 21, 2018

What events occur in your town? Portraits of people in various professions like August Sander?

 

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0 on January 29, 2018

You can go out at night and do long exposures

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0 on February 22, 2018

juor i understand your scenario but i think that wherever there are streets there can be SP. IMO pictures don’t have to feature people.

 

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0 on February 28, 2018

juor, i get what you’re saying. the way i would go about it is to maybe take a minimalist approach. remember street photography is about capturing people interacting with their environment. granted it won’t be a “busy” image like something taken in LA but you can play with contrast or some other element for example. I’d work on something with morning/afternoon rushes. how people are interacting with their daily routine. maybe try that. Best! 

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0 on April 3, 2018

Are there strip malls or shopping centers? Places where people congregate. I often feel places with no one in the streets are designed to be impersonal. And when folks do leave their homes and cars they rush in and out to take care of their errands. Perhaps you can catch them in this rush and make an impersonal space personal?

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0 on April 4, 2018

this just gives you drive to save some cash and go on vacation C:

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0 on April 19, 2018

Googling the core of your town shows sidewalks, etc…with people.  Look deeper

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0 on May 24, 2018

Hi, 

Alessio is right on the button. Street photography is not just about images of people on streets. It can be almost any image that documents the urban condition. You need to move your thinking away from the traditional ideas of what street photography represents and see people in cars as an opportunity to try something completely different.  You could be on a winner there. Opportunities abound and you have one in the palm of your hand that is called for want of a better word, a camera.

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0 on July 1, 2018

street photography is not just about human, you can create great images from the street of cars, shades, trees and others forms of the city.

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0 on July 2, 2018

I often like to think of my street photography as more of observational photography. Even in the most boring and challenging places, sometimes there are some interesting things happening that might be missed, and I don’t photograph people much honestly. I find it somewhat intrusive sometimes and it makes me feel awkward, a shopping plaza might be an ideal spot to try to get some shots if people are what you’re seeking. Good Luck!  

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0 on July 14, 2018

Hi juor

I’ve never really like the label “street photography”; it’s a lazy term that means little. I label myself as an urban and documentary photographer. It gives me a lot of latitude. 

I’m working on two long term projects called “Roadside Attractions” and another one called “Stripmall” 

With a car oriented environment, the documentary/urban aspect is limitless!

Look at Daido, Meyerowitz, Eggleston, Robert Adams and Jesper Fabricus (currently digging this photographer from Denmark) for inspiration. Streets, but not necessarily people

Good Luck!

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