A big thanks to all who participated in our Why I Love Street Photography Giveaway. The response was so good we decided to double the number of winners to 6, each of whom will get a Street Ph t graphy Asia T-shirts!
Here are the 6 winners that posted answers that most caught our attention… congratulations!!
Angie “Street photography lets me find the humor in humanity, the work of humanity, and the past time of humanity. Street photography in China lets me remember how life changes in moments, it connects me to the world and fills me with such energy that keeps me going.”
Micael Martel “Street photography is poetry, rhymes and rhythm of life. It sings to the heart with the music of reality, it’s like a dance, you go out in the street and you swirl through it, trying to capture a single perfect note. It’s extatic, the rush is like the one you’re feeling when you do something dangerous and mysterious, adrenaline running through your veins. There’s always a new picture, a new way to take it, a new exciting moments to witness, it never stops, always renewing itself, a never ending subject. It can be a challenge or the easiest thing in the world. The emotions are real, it’s honest. You want to see the world in all its forms, go in the street. Thats why I love it so much.
Larry “Space, movement, anticipation, sweaty palms *click* That’s street photography… it constantly changes. It may only happen only once in a lifetime!”
JoelH “Not long ago, nearing 40 years of age, I found myself lamenting the speed with which life was passing me by while appreciating anew the richness that the people around me contribute to every day life. I made a New Years resolution to spend more time documenting my surroundings in both words and images as a way of forcing myself to slow down and focus on these things. What I’ve found is that things which previously comprised the “background noise” of my daily life: buskers in the subway, seniors feeding pigeons in the park, etc…, are pulled into the foreground when I consider them through the viewfinder. They cease to be simply components of the background against which life plays out, and become integral parts to be focused upon and appreciated. This is a process that, in my experience, is wholly independent of photographic skill. I don’t claim to have any great talents as a street photographer, nor do I need them. It simply requires the desire to look at life from a different angle. The camera is merely a tool to facilitate this.”
Eddy Wong “I like street photography because besides being in bed, I spend most of the time on the streets. And I can’t shoot in bed.”
Congratulations once again Guys, we’ll be in touch shortly.