Spending much time on the streets photographing, I often see the same people. The buskers, preachers and the wild.
Lit billboard advertising are great as a soft box. I often stand on the edge just on the dark side of an illuminated ad and wait for potential subjects to walk past.
It is not often I observe people walk in contemplation. No phone. Just thoughts and a slow meander into my camera.
This is Danny who walks the streets of Sydney with a sign board with cheeky puns. He has a court case pending for calling a former Prime Minister of Australia a “CaNT”.
This lovely lady allowed me to make her portrait while she was attending the door to the bar, greeting patrons.
I’m conflicted when it comes to photographing the destitute and homeless. I have read numerous interviews from photographers I respect, who state that it is disrespectful to do so.
Living tough on the streets is a part of the urban landscape as much as the cyclists, the commuters, party goers and the urgent. As street photographers, if some subjects are taboo, then in this regard, these people become further from public discourse, invisible.