This series of images is a tribute to hard-working people. I would regularly go out and shoot at night, so I wanted to capture the struggle of those who keep the city moving when the rest of us call it a day. An office junkie myself, I always had great appreciation for people who could actually create something with their hands and would be out there making a living in often challenging circumstances.
Shadows and harsh light, leading lines and silhouettes, interesting faces or funny juxtapositions. It’s really hard to define what street photography is and, to me at least, a definition is not that important. What is important in this form of art, is to embrace the candidness that unfolds in front of our lenses and -before pressing the shutter button- to ask ourselves “what am I trying to convey here? What is my story?“. If there would be one rule to consider, is ethics. Respect the people you photograph and don’t take their picture if they don’t want to.
Strong geometrical elements, leading lines, and negative spaces were employed throughout the series of these images. They serve as a guide to the eye of the viewer and they isolate the subject from its surroundings. I find images combining the strong geometrical elements of the urban environment and the human factor extremely satisfying. It is probably the symbiosis of these deterministic patterns and the fluidity of people that creates the desired balance in such images.
A set of abstract/minimal images, taken at times I wanted to escape from the ‘conventional’ street work I am pursuing.