Rob Krauss explains the ease and difficulty of street photography.
I am a Los Angeles based Street and Documentary photographer. I have been making images for over 23 years. I use a Sony a7ii, Ricoh GR and Fujifilm X100F. My aim is to capture emotion in fleeting moments, so as to connect with the subject I am shooting and thus provide the viewers of my images with that connection as well. I have traveled to many cities in the world to shoot Street Photography including New York, Tokyo, Mumbai, Tel Aviv, Paris, London and Mexico City. I shoot primarily with the Ricoh GR, in RAW and converting to Black and White in Lightroom.
Street photography is in an interesting place in its history. More people than ever are able to participate, but that has also meant the bar for a good photo is much higher. There are too many street photos of people just walking out there and I think it is the duty of all us who really want to call ourselves Street Photographers to give more than that. I am striving every time I go out and shoot to do more than the clichés, more than the shadow play, more than the geometry. I am pushing myself to see deeper and capture the nexus of the emotional and technically perfect moment in my photos.