Street, Street…

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Some adventures in my life are connected to places, books and people. My infatuation with street photography began with our local library. I got advice to visit it and look at the photographs of masters. I was lucky when on a shelf I found a book Out of Shadows about the street photographer Vivian Maier.

Once Vivian Maier thrilled the world after her photographs were discovered; she thrilled me when I saw her pictures and read about her life. I always thought that street photography is about capturing an interesting story, making fantastic juxtapositions, perhaps creating extraordinary of ordinary. I was wrong. You don’t need to do all of this. You just have to look into small and ordinary and try to give it an universal meaning.

I live in a very small town where the streets are deserted and boring but on Saturdays our main historical street welcomes the farmers with their produce and the street is filled with laugher, music and life.

Every Saturday I put on my wide brim hat, took my backpack with only one lens Nikon f/1.8 and was wondering around farmers, children, dogs, stopping for a few minutes and listening to street musicians and watching a street dancer. I photographed everything I found interesting.

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