Seen In China Town Again

What Are the 3 Most Important Factors in Street Photography?

Here’s a Long List of candidates. Drama, humour, colour, depth, eye-catching interest, facial expressions, sharp focus, balance, frame-filling content, texture, beauty (“Did someone say beauty? What do you think this is? Art? Get the hell outta here!”) clarity, mystery (“Can you have clarity and mystery in the same image?”) mean-streets grittiness, energy, decisive moments… Oh, … Read more

The Peril of Parallel Lines

I was standing on the station platform, looking at the railway tracks then glancing at my newspaper. The top story jumped out at me and said: “Revealed: How Parallel Lines Can Give You a Splitting Headache.” They can? This was certainly news to me — and the sub-editors must have thought it would be news … Read more

Sculpting Buddhas

For every Saint sculpted by European artists I reckon there must be a thousand Buddhas sculpted in the Orient. It’s almost impossible to perform street photography without including them. Alternatively, you may decide to make them your primary subject. After all, the image of the Buddha is not a stage prop and shouldn’t be treated … Read more