Taken in Venice, last August.
This is Jakarta, Old Jakarta to be precise.
We have learned the hard way to wait 24 hours for our bags to catch up when travelling to Indonesia. This short stop allowed us to take in the local scene.
Initially the sight of such poor lives saddened me, but I quickly realised these people weren’t visibly sad. Despite the squalor and stench I saw plenty of smiles and even a few laughs.
These were all taken last week. I love how London just shines through in these small frames… actually I have walked past New York streets similar to image no.1…
It’s probably useful to note, from a street photography tip point of view, I had a mind to capture these images before I left my own house. Of course the people, their expressions and placement in scenes is random, but I sought out the photography that was already in my head.
Do you plan your street photography like this?
There are always shots you couldn’t conceive of running into however, with this planning, I never return with an empty card.
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Happy street shooting all!