Colour in the streets.

We spend a lot of time worrying what people might think about who we are and what we do. If you want to create some kind of art, you get to worry about this on a whole new level. And then you start to lose sight of what is important to you, and why you started all this in the first place: to create things that you love.

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january-22-2014-1003

Well, I think I’ve finally hit escape velocity, and managed to realise something about what I really like. Maybe it was discovering Daido Moriyama. Maybe I’d finally read enough of Eric Kim’s blog. Maybe my brain had finally parsed the message that runs through all the books by artists and writers on how to actually succeed – kill doubt. And it’s not until we kill doubt that we can do what it is we always wanted to do. Write that book. Take those photos. Change career. Whatever.

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may-12-2015-1135

In this case, for me, it’s “use colour in street photography;” something I have avoided for a long time because I was worried that they might not look “serious” enough. In fact, I have shown some colour images to friends before, and they didn’t like them as much as the black and white ones. And this was enough to make my doubt win over the part of me that actually really liked the images in colour better.

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january-05-2015-1115

I know I said in the previous post that I got in to making HDR as a way of keeping the colour away from the street photography. But you know what? Things change.

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january-23-2014-1250

Obligatory handy-outy person shot! Wanna experience the Zone? No.

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september-27-2013-1316

Another handy-outy person! Though this one doesn’t seem as enthusiastic about the handing-stuff-out as the last guy did.

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september-30-2013-1302

They say that “girl on phone” has been done a million times in street photography. But think how historic this is! In years to come, people will look at this and laugh about how we used to have to plug our earphones into our phones! Oh 2013!

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september-30-2013-0738

See, if this one was in black and white, the fruit in the background would look really boring.

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