Culture is a big word. Very big in fact. What is culture anyways? Is culture a movie screening? A theater show? Is culture a combination of institutions? Of specific ways of human interactions?
In my personal opinion, culture is all of the above and much more. And this is where street photography comes in.
Street photography is a way of capturing moments on the street, most of it including people. It’s picking up on facets of human life and interaction in its original form. Ideally, (and this is only my opinion), the people who appear on the picture didn’t even notice that someone just took a picture of them. To me this is a great way to capture culture.
My contribution for this week is then also a street photograph I recently took in San Francisco. I like how every layer of the picture wants to go the opposite direction than the layer before. But see for yourself.