I like snapshots, photos of what is right there, just as it is, no rehearsal, no props, no choreography. especially street scenes, signs, and storefronts. And when they are taken by someone with a pure, bulls-eye gift for seeing what’s worth looking at, I can look a long long time, over and over.
Walker Evans snapped this determined woman looking ready to do whatever it takes, finally. Image from here.
My town has been favoured with some great photographers ever since it became a town. Fred Herzog has been shooting the streets here for more than 50 years.
The foot of Main, 1968. Fred Herzog from here.
A bookstore on Main, 1963. Fred Herzog, from here
A young guy and his favourite store, 1959. Fred Herzog from here.
One of the other top street shooters was Garry Winograd.
Above photo by Garry Winograd, title and and date unknown (by me).Image from here.
Photo by Garry Winograd, above, couple in a car, from here
Wig shop, taken by a great photographer of the street from England, Nigel Henderson. Not many images online. This one here.
Above photo, also Helen Levitt , image from here
Last shot to Garry Winograd, 1959 on Park Ave NY, one of the best known streets in the world. Even monkeys know it, apparently. Image from here.