Crossing the street

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3 thoughts on “Crossing the street

  1. You have several strong images, with interesting design elements. You shoot your subjects so consistently from a distance, I’m still trying to understand your style. It’s a fascinating point-of-view.

    • Thank you for your input, Ronald. You force me to try and explain 🙂
      One of the most common ideas that I come upon about street photography is about closeness. “Get close and once there, get closer!” While I can appreciate the powerfulness of the intimacy this approach can yield, I do not always agree. Sometimes I think this is more like candid portraiture. There is even sometimes when I, as the viewer, feel intimidated by the closeness and feel sorry for the invasion of privacy for the depicted. Luckily most photographer have a good sense for the fine lines that need to be navigate here.
      But I think this is part of reason most of my photos depict people from a distance in urban settings. Many of them are more like “extras” in the setting of the city. Light, composition and action have to correlated in some way and the people is part of the whole package.
      I hope you can make some sense of this and that my pictures still manages to tickle your curiosity.
      Regards Bo

      • “Many of them are more like “extras” in the setting of the city. Light, composition and action have to correlated in some way and the people is part of the whole package.” This precisely summarizes my reaction to your work. We’re at apposite poles, yet I enjoy your vision immensely and believed you had a point-of-view to guide your approach. Your words provide me with a concise framework to continue that enjoyment. Thanks a ton.

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