I went back on the streets two days after I had first gone, as a photographer. The atmosphere just pulled me in like a vacuum collecting dust from a shaggy carpet. I started off my second day completely different compared to my first day, I was full of confidence and desire of capturing the city. I began with an image that I feel correctly separates the multiple elements of tampa's downtown park.
Then something awesome happened. I encountered the "City Posse" as I'd like to call them. Separate they all had character to spare, but together they created such an amazing scene in my mind. But why write about it when I can show you....
After I had taken this picture the two dudes on bikes began doing some of their BMX tricks and I couldn't help take pictures.
And finish it off with a portrait!
I continued on my journey through the city and encountered more of the things that had originally sucked my attention from my first visit. I began to see more of a subtleness to the city life, that lived inside the insanity. This included:
|A traveling band, on bike|
|The relationships between the city workers|
Just seeing these "raw" moments made me feel the sense of being a scribe for human life in the city, just like the first time I came.
And then a style revealed itself:
|I call this "Mr. Jackson"|
|This one is "Runway Street"|
The character these two individuals gave made me feel like I was watching super models from 1950's Bronx, it just blew me away.
After encountering the "Duo from Bronx" I had decided to return to the park I had started at, but I took a different route. I'm so glad I did.
I decided to take a path between some buildings (instead of the sidewalk) and while I was walking I saw a giant hole between two buildings. It gave me this kind of vibe that means I'm looking at something unique, so I studied it further and this is what I saw.
This is by far one of my favorite pictures that I have taken. Since I do no editing of my pictures after pressing the shutter I took about twenty pictures (good ones) before I felt confident enough to look away. It was another story trying to walk away.
At the park I found a large group of children playing in the Fountain Springs and it was awesome seeing the incredible smiles on their faces from simply running through jets of water. I got some really awesome pictures of the children playing, while trying to not seem like a creeper to the parents haha:
It was such an incredible day. Being able to experience such moments in the lives of other individuals, and capture incredible parts of the city was what makes street photography an art that I think will never stop blowing people's minds, especially my own.
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog. I've been very busy for the past couple of months with college as a premed student (I'm a self taught photographer). But I hope the length of this post makes up for the time lost :).
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