Street photography

Street photographer in San Antonio Texas.

I’m obsessed with black and white and street photography. My choice of camera is typically the Leica Rangefinders. Currently, I use the M10-P and M3 film camera, a 35mm Summilux, and a 28mm Elmarit lens. 

My objective is to capture form and content, geometry, shadow, lines, and the life of San Antonio’s workers. The city is a huge tourist magnet, and the beauty of capturing images on the street is you never know what you may find or discover, which makes it very challenging. My focus, however, is on the locals who shop, work, and the bustle of city workers. The freedom to shoot for me is the reward, and as I gain confidence, I’m hoping I can widen the goalposts. Street photography focuses on people and their behavior and records history simultaneously, much as a social documentary photographer works in a public place. Much of what made street photography famous was produced spanning the 19th century through to the late 1970s when portable cameras made it incredibly easy to carry cameras in public.

There are many street photographers I gain inspiration from, but none more than Henri Cartier-Bresson, and you can read my article about him here. A very insightful essay by Eric Kim’s can be read here and is a very insightful essay.

HCB is the photographer where I gain much inspiration from poetic framing and composition emphasizing geometry and dynamic symmetry. His work spawned successive generations of photographers in the aesthetics of postmodernism.

Thanks for looking. I’m a documentary photographer specializing in wedding and street photographer based out of San Antonio, Texas.