I don’t get to do as much street photography as I’d like. This is due to a very unforgiving climate and the fact that I live in a small town without any significant street life.
When shooting street I always look for some interaction, whether it is between individuals, and individual and the environment or the individual and me, the photographer. There are far to many images of people just walking from A to B already in existence. The only exception to this would be if the person was visually very interesting – and by interesting I mean more than just being a bit wrinkly.
The thing that caught my eye with this image was angles and lines and the shapes they made. Extend the woman’s forearm and it goes to exactly where the guy’s elbow is – not only this but it forms a perfect 90 degree angle. The eye then wants to follow his forearm and hand and then straight down through the center of of both their heads. These lines make for a very triangular composition.
Good street photography is about being able to see these relationships instinctively and with regard to that there is no substitute for practice.