Today I was reading one of my favorite items on my RSS feed, the New York Times Lens blog. One of today’s posts was about street photography.
I normally don’t do a whole lot of what you would call street photography but I think the topic is still really relevant.
The piece talks about how people don’t just walk to where they need to be anymore. They have to be connected. Most of my photo work has occurred on a college discount meaning I’ve felt this first hand.
While street photography hasn’t been my thing, I have many times had to find a photo. And I can tell you first hand that this is a big issue for taking photos of strangers. People very rarely are looking up, which makes it very hard to make a compelling photo.
Everybody wants to see a face in a photo, and you can’t do that when everyone’s face is pointed at their phone.