Do They Care If You Shoot?

The one comment that people always make, when I tell them I’m a street photographer, is, “I don’t think I could ever work up the nerve to photograph people like that.” Often, that statement is followed up with, “Don’t they ever get mad at you?” Since I first started taking candid photos in the street…

Lack of Focus

The longer I pursue photography, the more I am convinced that is it too ephemeral to capture. It is a fleeting thing, an idea, really, as we attempt to capture light with a butterfly net, all the while being enraptured by the shadows they make on the ground beneath our feet. There are those who…

Make It / Take It?

Now, if you’re old school like me, you might think my title is an invitation to play a little one-on-one basketball. However, no, my knees are too rooted to the earth for that. In this case, I’m referring to the language that surrounds photography. To the bristling disdain of my American ears, many professional photographers…

Truth, Blue Light, and Fiction

This is an extension of a post I published on my photography blog, FirewingPhotography.com, regarding the photo below and the idea of truth in street photography. This is a simple shot of two people sitting in an old Citroën in Lido, Venice, Italy in late September 2016. It’s approaching sunset, the sky is filled with…