Capture the Stories of the Streets

Call Me - Street Photograph of two suit clad men gesturing about calling each other
Call Me | 1/200 sec – f/4 – ISO 250 – 86mm

Capturing the stories of the streets is what street photography is all about. When roaming the streets of a city with my camera, I’m constantly scanning my surroundings for those stories. Trying to capture life as it happens. The best photographs are those who tell a story, but with room for interpretation.

Also capturing gesture is very important for a street photograph. The gesture by these two gentlemen on the streets of Portland is what captured my attention in the first place. Suits, ties, walking stick and the little pony tail. The younger one is obviously trying to get a message across. His hand gesture, that leaves room for interpretation about what it meant. The two where totally ignorant of the heavy traffic passing them in very close proximity as they stood at the corner of a street in the Pearl District. An easy target for the observing street photographer. And another successful attempt to capture the stories of the streets.

Taken with my Olympus OM-D E-M1 with the mZuiko 12-100mm F/4. Image specs are 1/200 sec @ f/4, ISO 250 and 86mm focal length.

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Have a great Tuesday!


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  1. Perfect timing on that shot Marcus!! I’m sure there are 100’s of stories that could be written just from this one capture.

  2. I love this photo Marcus. So much going on, the younger fella may be married, and has what looks like a Vape pipe in his right hand. Maybe? Maybe I should head down the hill to the strip, you’ve got me thinking!

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