Before making this trip a friend pointed me to the website of a New Zealand photographer. I wanted to check out her NZ images. But she also had some excellent street work she had done in Sydney. And I thought "oh yes, I'm also going to a great city! Perhaps some street photography?"
Turns out Sydney is quite a good place for street work!
I recently completed my first book - 99 Street Photography Images. I sent a copy to my friends John Barclay and Dan Sniffin that had encouraged me regarding my street work.
Dan asked for a copy of one particular image, said his wife would like to have it in her Psychology office. It's been here on the blog, my "one night in San Francisco" series. I went to find the image for him and came across this one. This is the actual street poet. I thought this shot was kind of poignant, and wanted to share here on the blog.
A bunch of my friends are in Cuba again right now. So I thought it would be fitting to post a few from my trip there. I have great memories, but at the moment I wouldn't feel like going back. This scene is very common. For most people, there isn't a lot to do, so they watch the street. This image really captures the feel of Havana Vieja (Old Havana).
And they didn't even say.. "Happy Birthday!" Last year on my birthday (Nov 19) I walked the streets of NYC on my own. Nearly 10 miles. I didn't notice this pair until a few seconds before this exposure. No time to focus. But no matter, I don't believe every street photograph needs perfect focus. It's about the moment, the feel, the mood.
They truly looked like they were important people with important places to go. I just wonder why they didn't know it was my birthday?