Our photographs tell us stories, and show us in a quiet hour or days like these how valuable they are for us. Because of the Corona Virus I am also alone at home with my wife & muse Nelly, and I have made it my business to re-view and structure all my photographs.
There is so much energy and life in photos. The past, stories to laugh and cry, smile and hope. Photography is more than just pressing a shutter release, because you give the moment duration! My photographs are records of life for anyone who really looks.
The true art of living is to see the wonderful in everyday life! To see true life, namely unretouched and uncensored!
In this blog post I show you some of my photos. Since we all have a little more time and should lean back, Street Photography is the right place for it. Why? Because there is much more to it than just a photo that you click on quickly, you dive into a good street photo. You see the smallest details, try to put yourself in the place and the people.
Photography is not about perfection, it's about telling stories. This is why I love street photography so much. It's so much more than the short snapshot in the cities that mean the world. It's the search for that one & special moment in everyday life that would otherwise go unnoticed.
The first commandment of "street photography" is to capture unadulterated and unstaged moments. Immerse yourself, discover history, time, place and much more in one photo!
"A good photo is a photo you look at for more than a second." - Henri Cartier-Bresson
Street Photography is also about patience and time, you just don't run through the streets quickly to find pictures quickly. No, you enjoy the city and are looking for moments! I am looking forward to taking my Leica again and going out into the world to tell stories.
By the way, in my new ONLINE Shop you can also buy some of the photographs shown here as original prints, signed. Because street photographs are like a good wine, the older they get, the better they are. Something is added to the picture, the time and the age. Because only then do you realize how valuable life actually is.
The wisdom of a person is not measured by his experiences, but by his ability to experience.
Stay healthy and stay home!
See you soon,
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