89 images Created 8 Sep 2019
Street Beat: Life In Action
I’ve always been drawn to black and white street photography, but simply capturing a beautiful or interesting image just isn’t enough for me. Let me explain. The photography that’s influenced me most are the works of Lewis Hine, Dorothea Lange, Walker Evans, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, William Eugene Smith, Elliott Erwitt and Bruce Davidson. The common thread among them, in my opinion, is the importance they placed on their work having a constructive impact, that powerful images can both inform and transform people. This Street Beat project that I’m currently out pounding the pavement on is about capturing candid images that make us reflect on what it means to be alive on this planet; things like joy, love, courage and compassion. Someone recently described this series as, “life in action.” I think I'll use that!