A bit of street photography
The term “street photography” has come to mean artful and novel presentation of candid, everyday life. It can take us long distances in place and time. It tells stories of days long past, of people far and near. Done well, it takes the viewer right into the places and the lives pictured by the photographer.
By no means do I call myself a street photographer, that specialty and skill requires dedication and hard work, and is a field all its own. But in capturing the world around me, I do find that some of my photos and some of my “café art” is at least reminiscent of street photography.
Going through my archives, I recently noticed that some of my images have people turned away from the camera. The identity of the individuals is lost, but their actions, their places, their destinations tell clear stories. The viewer does not meet these folks, cannot interact with them over place and time, does not step into their lives, but unobtrusive joins them in their journeys, as they are “going their way”.
My friends know that I like to bring images to life by manipulating the lines, forms, and colors. My café art simplifies and emphasizes, takes artistic liberties, and is playful. Some of these scenes are presented here as café art. In some images time and place is removed or obscured, they leave the destination and environment to the imagination of the viewer.
Each picture when clicked takes you to this collection on my OneDrive. You can see the images larger, even as a slide show. Just look for the links when you move your pointer around.
Thank you for going my way!
© 2015 Ludwig Keck