Recently I roamed the streets of Atlanta with my good friend Sean searching out interesting people and looking for a little adventure to shoot some during Atlanta street photography. I love street photography because it has such a personal connection for me. For years I spent my days cruising different cities on a skateboard and now that I’m a little older and my body is more beat down, it’s harder. Although I still love spending time skating.
Street Photography has supplemented my skateboarding and has allowed me to continue that same feeling of exploring the city with friends looking for that next spot, meeting new people, and hearing their interesting stories. Sometimes being yelled at by random people, the police, or even running into a little conflict here and there. You never know what you are going to find or how people may react to you.
As we walked around Atlanta shooting things of interest we’d get strange looks from people and a lot of curious onlookers. It’s an odd thing that when I’d be shooting a portrait of one person, many times others would approach me to have their portrait done. People seem to either love or hate the camera. Most of the portraits I shot were of people with little words. I’d ask them if I could shoot a portrait of them and they would just nod with acceptance. I always like talking to people to find out their stories, but this time around they all seemed to have little to say other than they loved the photo. I guess sometimes silence is all we need. Here are a few of my favorite photos from our during Atlanta street photography adventure.