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During the summar months, Grass Valley and Nevada City are busy with street fairs and farmers markets. Below are some of my favorite street photography images of the summer.
When you think about street photography, most people think about New York, London or maybe even India. You think about the busy big city. I don't really have access to the big city, I have access to small California towns with only 3,000 to 12,000 people. That is small. But I have been able to find an endless supply of photo subjects.
What we do have in this small community is festivals and tourists. With tourists, the populations can grow by 10,000 or 20,000 people in a single weekend. This has helped me to develop my skills in an area of photography that is totally different from my traditional landscape photos.
I have been doing street photography for about a year and during that time, I have started to develop my own style, that involves wide lenses and in many cases close up candid captures.
I have found some of my inspiration has come from London Photographer Craig Whitehead who is a master at finding unique angles, shadows and reflections. These are harder to come by in a small town, but I am always looking for something new on these tiny streets. I have also been inspired by the high contrast documentary style of Kevin Mullins.
It's the unique moments that you can capture with street photography that i like the most. Being able to capture something that no one else can duplicate later keeps street photography interesting.
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