When I travel I often take candid photography. In fact, it is rare when I don’t. That’s because I think that showing people is a good way to get the sense of a place. You can see this in many of my previous posts. A few evident examples are: the Kuna Vendors in Panama, or the Indigenous craft vendors in Guatemala. The post on Belize City is also worth a visit 🙂
This is a photo in Panajajel, Guatemala of a family having a good time on one of the piers at Lake Atitlan.
I also think that for a travel website, documentary photos can be useful in describing the respective travel destinations. Here are some tourists embarking on boats to cross Atitlan Lake in Panajajel, Guatemala.
In the early years of my life I was fascinated by fine art masters capturing people in their real life. The impressionists were in my total admiration. Have you ever seen for instance Vincent van Gogh drawings of people? That was something that really fascinated me… I even made some drawings on my own, but nothing serious. However, the idea of capturing people in their daily activities followed me for many years to come:
When I first got involved with photography I was always fascinated by the genre of photojournalism. I think that in the 60’s and 70’s everybody was. The master of street and candid photography of all times will always be Henri Cartier-Bresson. I have to admit that it’s not easy to capture good street photography… but I keep trying 🙂
Here are some of my candid (“street”) photos – I have lots of them:
** Candid photography is mostly described as taking shots of people without them being aware of you. It is however more about capturing people without requesting them to pose. For those who really like classifications, there are some fine lines between candid, street photography and photojournalism. They are however part of the same genre of real honest artistic expressions.
Here are some more from my travels:
Well, before kissing you goodby, I want to post one more 🙂 It’s a short story featuring a work day of a street musician in Ottawa, Canada. He didn’t look jaded at the end of his performance 🙂 I made it for a contest on Smugmug/Dgrin.
I took thousands of candid photography shots along my travels. It looks like I have to make many more pages to show at least part of them. Stay tuned! 🙂
Thank you for visiting!