Saturday, January 16, 2016


I often asked myself, where do I make good photographs? Until I read this beautiful line by Elliot Erwitt, “To me, Photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”

If ever, we take out some time from our busy schedules only to observe, we will realize that there is so much happening around us all the time, right in our backyards, regardless of where we live.

We only have to open our eyes and our minds to take notice of them and visually move into the lives of the people that we are looking at and experience them. 

Once we start shooting, we realize that street photography helps you get closer to strangers and get intimate with them. You don’t just build the nerve to get closer to your subject and frame them better, but you also become friends with them, interact with them and live with them through your images. You shoot with your heart.


So I conclude by saying what Alex Webb once had to say, “For what does a street photographer do but walk and watch and wait and talk, and then watch and wait some more, trying to remain confident that the unexpected, the unknown, or the secret heat of the known awaits just around the corner.”

Author: Anuja Agarwal

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