Street Level: June
June was a hot one in the city. Humidity was up and the light was bright which made for some interesting shots. See below for a selection of my favourites from June.
I find this first composition interesting as there’s a hierarchy off focus. If you pull out there is quite a lot of space around the main subjects that shows a lot of activity. Next level is the subject themselves who have emotive expressions and natural body language, then the third level is their focus. The phones.
Photographs can be very powerful when the subjects look directly at the lens and sometimes, due to the speed of the composition and the taking of the shot, it’s very easy to miss that at the moment it’s taken.
In this example I believe it elevates this composition above what could have been a more normal street shot to one that adds an extra element of drama.
These shots are my favourite type of capture. Life is taking place right in many ways. People are living their lives and following their own agendas. It’s the man in the centre frame that really takes it for me as you don’t need to see his face to understand what he’s feeling.
Back to Back
The centre frame of this shot literally cuts it in two both literally and conceptually. The two different looks, lifestyles, and directions create a split in the composition except for a small overlap between the backpack and the woman.
This is just a small selection of my photographs. If you want to see more then come over to Instagram where I post multiple times a day. I am also making some of my photographs available to buy so check out my Picfair profile for more details.
See you next time, and keep shooting.