Street photography is the art of exploring life as it happens in the everyday moment, capturing the lives of others with an instant while observing your own, its not about creating photo memories, its about dissolving one's self in the experience of coincidences. It is straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society.
Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment.
On the other hand, much street photography takes the opposite approach and provides a very literal and extremely personal rendering of the subject matter, giving the audience a more visceral experience of walks of life they might only be passingly familiar with.
Since the 20th century, street photographers have provided an exemplary and detailed record of street culture throughout Europe and North America.
We'll explore areas in and around LA for photography based upon various themes or subjects- Social realms, Urban life, Festivals, Holidays, night shooting, etc. Occassionally, also go to see films/ documentaries of some famous photographers to remain inspired, visit galleries, attend presentations, and more. We can exchange information about photography, gear, post-processing, printing, developing, etc. Basic guidance will be given to those who are new to this art but are curious to explore.