Street Photography Articles
Pontevedra is a nice and cozy little city in Galicia. Its downtown is full of terraces where taps and beers rythm your day. The local fish market is one amazing place to discover, especially if you return with a bag full of sea food. Not sure though that the dog got what he really wanted. (click on picture for high res).
It is often easy to recognize the pictures of great street photographers such as HCB, Winogrand, Kertész or Moryiama. Yet you might ask yourself, why is it so ? It is probably because they all had a distinctive style and their pictures were taken with a consistent approach and technique …
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Long ago, Toledo was one of the capitals of Spain, and a city where Kings resided. Nowadays it is a small and peaceful city where it feels great getting lost in its narrow streets, cooled by a light afternoon breeze. (click on picture for high res)
A few blocks away from busy Gran Via, lays a neighbourhood made of hills and tiny streets. Not many tourists to be found there but surprises at each corner of the streets, and a feeling that time stopped there long ago. Also a great opportunity to stop in one of the restaurants and enjoy a “Caldo Madrileño”. (click on pictures for high res)
In the middle of Madrid lays the Park of the Buen Retiro. A little haven of calm surrounded by the buoyent city.
Boys enjoy a moment between friends by the main pond. (click on picture for high rise).
While girls experiment with new rowing techniques.
A future teller seems to puzzle her audience.
While other prefer the shaded and lonely avenues to enjoy a sandwich and a beer.
All pictures taken with Leica M9 and 50mm Summicron
Gran Via is the to Madrid what 5th Avenue is to New York. Theaters, stores, high rises, traffic, crowds and … obviously, quite a few interesting characters. (click on picture for high res)