After yesterday’s nature shot, we’re back with another street photography shot on day eight. There’s a great quote about photography that comes to mind when I past scenes like this:
“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.”
— Elliott Erwitt
While it’s easier to find something interesting when you past scenes like this (that are out of the ordinary), like Erwitt says, it’s important to adopt that mindset when you pass ordinary scenes. So, when I pass these sorts of interesting scenes I try to use them as cues/reminders of Erwitt’s quote and do my best to hone my observation so that I’m prepared.