Hong Kong Lucida

A Thinking Street Photography Blog

Street Photography and Human Presence

Must we have people in street photography?

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Or is the mere suggestion of human presence enough?

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I’ve grown to appreciate the poetry of things.

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So as to be on the lookout for stories to tell.

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There’s a poetics of space here.

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There’s a story of workmanship here waiting to be told.

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What sort of obstruction is being prohibited? Are the owners of those chairs obstructing access to the door prohibiting obstructions to the chairs? Isn’t the sign itself obstructing access to those chairs?

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Work, work, work.

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The labour of mobility.

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So that we know the weight of things.

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The signpost of a neighbourhood.

Camera: Leica M6

Lens: Voigtlander Nokton Classic 35mm f/1.4 SC

Film: Kodak BW400CN

 

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2 comments on “Street Photography and Human Presence

  1. goatsby
    April 12, 2015

    I really enjoyed this set, and these photos show that street photography doesn’t need people to capture the essence of a city.

    • eddietay
      April 12, 2015

      Yup – have been trying out the idea. Thanks for reading!

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