November 20, 2016
Street photography in Italy, India, UK, USA
Street photography San Antonio Texas. This project started in the late summer of 2015 and ongoing through 2018. Choice of camera is a Leica M(240), a 35 Summilux and a 24mm Elmar. Now you’ll find me downtown every week shooting.
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. My focus however, is on the locals who shop, work and the coming and goings of city workers. The freedom just to shoot for myself is the reward and as I gain confidence, I’m hoping I can widen the goal posts.
There are many street photographers I gain inspiration from, but none more than Henri Cartier-Bresson. If you’d like to see why, check out Eric Kim’s insightful essay.
Philip Thomas is a wedding and street photographer based out of San Antonio, Texas.