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Street Photography by Gordon Lewis

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Chapter 5

Styles of Street Photography

One of the most common misperceptions about street photography is that it all looks alike. If you’re at all familiar with the work of the best street photographers, it’s obvious that there is an amazing amount of stylistic freedom and variation in this photographic genre. One photographer’s images can be dramatically different from another’s, even when they are literally photographing the same streets at the same time.

On the other hand, it’s also true that most of the street photos you can find on the Internet are unadventurous and conventional. If you suspect that your images fall into this category, this ...

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