Jonathan Higbee was our latest guest on Inside the Photographer’s Mind, and he was able to keep a full audience of folks enthralled with his words and experiences on what it’s like to be a modern street photographer. Jonathan is a rare breed: a street photographer who actually makes his living from it. He isn’t an influencer, he isn’t sponsored by any sort of companies and the moment of publishing this post: he makes print sales. In fact, it’s 90% of his income.
For Jonathan, becoming a photographer started with his love of taking and holding images. It took a backseat to writing though until he decided to do it for a publication along with writing. His work evolved over the years to not only include street photography but documentary work, and other types including abstracts and conceptual photography. We spoke about his creative vision, his famous Photo Wait method of street photography, his thoughts on technology, and much more. Sit down and tune in; this was one of our best ITPM episodes yet!
Want more from Jonathan and want to know more about him? Be sure to check out:
- Our interview about his surreal photography
- How he makes a living as a street photographer
- Our Facebook Live video with Jonathan
- Jonathan’s thoughts on being a street photographer here in NYC
- Forbidden City: one of Jonathan’s latest projects
- Jonathan’s review of the Hasselblad X1D for us.
About Inside the Photographer’s Mind
Photography has two sides to it: capturing and creating. Some photographers lean in one direction over the other while others balance the two. The Phoblographer, Madavor Media and Adorama TV invite you to join Chris Gampat as he speaks with established professional photographers and up-and-comers alike from various backgrounds and explains their thought processes behind their images while connecting the technical and artistic sides of their brain in the creative process.
Inside The Photographer’s Mind is a webcast in front of a live Adorama Event Space audience that delves into how and why photographers create their photos. It is hosted by The Phoblographer’s Chris Gampat, who has had years of interviewing experience being on both sides of the photo desk. The show features photographers with interesting portfolios of work who are established in the creative and social world of photography. Inside the Photographer’s Mind will be broadcast live on Adorama TV and available for viewers to tune in later on as well.