‘Photography can be taught only in part – specifically, that part which deals with photo-technique. Everything else has to come from the photographer’ (Feininger, 1968).
‘How many other forms of photography essentially have “wonder” at their heart? That’s what makes street photography almost a spiritual process for many because it is so personal and so akin to a king of photographic enlightenment. Street photography helps me understand (Nick Turpin )
This book is great to dip in and out of to get a better idea of how the perspective from where the shot is taken can influence the shot.
One area of advice I particularly liked was the chapter on shooting from behind. Gibson points out how it’s easier to take photographs from behind, and often easier to capture body language this way.
I will bear much of Gibson’s advice in mind should I take more street photographs in the future.
The Complete Photographer, Andreas Feininger, 1968