Street Photography: Martin Luther King Day Parade

When I'm not being paid to photograph someone's wedding, event or portrait, you can often find me taking photographs that fall into a genre that is known as "street photography." As the name implies, most street photographers practice their passion in the streets. 

 Martin Luther King Parade in Atlanta shot with Fuji X100

But, it's not just where the photographs are made that defines street photography, it's how, and why. (Aside: This is simply my personal definition of street photography. The genre is so nebulous that you will find lots of different definitions, none of which satisfies every "street photographer.")

 Martin Luther King Parade in Atlanta shot with Fuji X100
 Martin Luther King Parade in Atlanta shot with Fuji X100

For me, what distinguishes street photography is a lack of preconception when taking the photograph. There's a sort of trigger-happiness on the part of photographer who responds to the light, shapes, expressions, patterns, and relationships between each while capturing what are often in-between moments.

 Martin Luther King Parade in Atlanta shot with Fuji X100
 Martin Luther King Parade in Atlanta shot with Fuji X100

Why? To see what that particular moment in time looks like when stopped by the click of a camera's shutter.

 Martin Luther King Parade in Atlanta shot with Fuji X100