I love big cities and I love both small and big city streets. I love the sounds, the smells, the people, the buildings and the opportunities you can find when you just keep your eyes open.
Just a few glimpses of some of my most recent street scenes from Vietnam. I decided to focus only on a few of my very favorite black and white shots. There is something about a black and white picture that makes the scene feel timeless. I hope you enjoy.
“I think of it as the antidote to fast food; it’s the clear alternative to the king, the clown and the colonel. It’s faster, and chances are it’s healthier than something at a traditional fast food restaurant. I would much rather give my money to a neighbor or an individual than to a gigantic corporation that owns half the world. Maybe it’s naïve of me, but I prefer food made by an identifiable human that’s actually cooking.” – Chef, author and TV personality Anthony Bourdain talks to the Huffington Post about his love of street food and his new TV show
The following is a short news clip about Venezuela where I was last working. It’s amazing how quickly street scenes can change. My heart and prayers go out to my Venezuelan friends and it is my hope that street scenes like this will soon disappear.
The weekly photo challenge from March 28 was Street Life. If you have read any of my posts about streets you will know how much I love street art and quotes. Here is a great page that represents a little of both. Take a look. I think you will like it.
Street ART (click on the link to look at more of Banksy quotes and street art photos)
“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing.
And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re having a piss.”
– Banksy (Banging Your Head Against a Brick Wall)
A few more Street Life blogs I really liked: