Downtown Los Angeles – Sunday Photowalk

Short gallery with a few street shots from a Friday afternoon/evening in downtown Los Angeles. Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed taking them.

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21 thoughts on “Downtown Los Angeles – Sunday Photowalk

    • Hi Elmer,

      Thank you for your feedback! This is definitely an interesting discussion topic. I think we have slightly different views on this subject. By no means am I dismissing your approach, but to me the *real* challenge is to be able to create an image that conveys a story to someone else, that reaches them. Can that objective be achieved by getting people close-ups? Yes. Can it be achieved by not being so close to people’s faces? Yes. As far as my idea of street photography, candid street scenes is what I’m after, which in my view is impossible once people are aware of the camera/photographer. If you take some time to look through my blog, I think you’ll see what I mean.

      I definitely have a long way to go to achieve what I would like to be able to do, but I’m having fun in along the path! 🙂

      • A lot of people recommend getting closer; physical closer, to the subject but shooting closer is not a hard and fast rule in SP. There are no rules to SP. Not like photojournalism. Ther are only ver flexible guidelines. After all, you can bend them to the point that what your shooting is no longer SP. So the guidelines benefit us to help us stay close to the genre if that’s our intent.

        Use whatever works. If you can get closer, do that. Sometimes you won;t be able to and the result will be a shot that was meant to be taken from a distance. You have some good ones here indeed.

      • Thank you for your thoughts on this, themofman, and good to know you like some of the shots! I think we more or less agree on the “rules” or philosophy of street photography.

  1. The first one is my favorite. I love how the lines lead your eye. The guy on the curb adds some humanity to the concrete. Well done!

  2. loved the feel of the guy on the curb, looks like his heart isn’t really in it. the guy on the bench was interesting too because the background kind of looked like it was in a dreamy/hazy state.

    • Thank you, Beth! I’m glad to hear your feedback. I got a ton of shots, but picked these on a first pass because the kind of reflect the feeling of of the day. I still have to “develop” the remaining shots 😉

    • Thank you so much for your feedback! I’m glad you liked it. And thank you for pointing out that triptych. I posted in chronological order, so I didn’t pay attention to that detail until now that you mentioned it 🙂

  3. Good pictures, Igor, but I’d prefer them presented larger so that I can look at them and write about them at the same time – unless I’m not using the technology correctly >>> which is amply possible! 🙂

    In the first one, what is the man seated by the road doing – asking for a lift? And I very much like the bride walking across the road. And the man walking into the frame, below a traffic light I think – all great shots, and perfect in mono.

    But I think my favourite has to be the virtually silhouetted man sitting on a roadside bench – what a shot, superb! Good Stuff! Adrian

    • Adrian, thanks for the feedback, and sorry about the post’s format. I can see what you mean!

      The man sitting by the roadside is panhandling, but he’s reading a book.

      The bench shot is one of my favorite shots from that day’s photowalk!

      Again, thank you for taking the time to view and comment here, I really appreciate it 🙂

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