Street: Beavertail hut on the Rideau Canal Skate-Way

Beavertail hut on the Rideau Canal (January 24, 2015)

I’ve been in a number of discussions with those who would take issue with labeling this image as “street photography” because of the lack of a “street” and/or a distinctly urban environment within the image. I use a definition that fits within that found on Wikipedia.

Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. The subject of the photograph might be absent of people and can be an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.

Next up, what did Robert Capa really mean when he said

If your pictures aren’t good enough, you aren’t close enough.


About Marcel
Biker, amateur photographer, non-authoritarian, and sometimes commentor on things political, who likes playing in social media

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