Continuing to play with my relationship to street photography with, uh, “drive-bys”. Safely taken from the passenger seat of a car (not driving). #mississippi #streetphotography #drivebyphoto #hipstamaticphotography #photojournalism #documentary #photographersoninstagram
Just realized I haven’t Instagrammed any of the portraits I’ve been doing lately! Here’s one of my favorites from the shoot with Hayden in Collierville. :) #memphis #collierville #tennessee #childrenspictures #cutekids #portraits #meganwolfephotography #photographersoninstagram
Currently, I’m reading Alex and Rebecca Webb’s new book “On Street Photography and the Poetic Image.” In it, Alex mentions the mental shift he experienced when shooting street photos in Florida - a place where people don’t often walk, but always drive. He talks about the separation from the subject by a simple car door, and how it’s also a psychological separation. While a brief passage, his writing made me think more deeply about my “street” process now that I’m almost always separated from my subjects by distance, or glass. I realized that I’m still shooting like I did when I could walk and be next to my subjects. Frankly, it’s been a frustrating process for exactly that reason. My relationship with my subject has changed, so my approach to street photography needs to also. (This shot was taken inside my sister’s car at a drive-in) #hipstamaticphotography #car #streetphotography #memphis #drivein #photojournalism #documentary #photographersoninstagram (at Memphis, TN)
In my hometown, there was a neighborhood where only a certain few were permitted to purchase real estate. Most of these properties were old Antebellum homes, and those that occupied them were founding families. Now, a large number of these sit vacated and for sale. No one is moving in.
I found this guy next to the sidewalk in the yard of one of these properties. The fact that he’s been at rest here for a while says a lot about our town’s current state.. or at least it did to me.