840. Street Photography in Beijing: “Since I’m inarticulate, I express myself with images.”- Helen Levitt

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I have to admit that I have stayed away from “street photography” in the past. Perhaps it was because I did not quite understand what street photography is. Maybe it was because I was intimidated at the thought of walking around a city (or a town or a village) with my camera snapping away. Or maybe it was simply that I had never actually just stepped out of my comfort zone to discover how beautiful a city can be and how I could capture that beauty.

 

It was Beijing where I decided to sink my teeth into this new genre of photo taking–big, beautiful, sometimes overwhelming, and always diverse Beijing. I almost feel as though I was cheating in choosing Beijing to be my first experience with street photography. Everywhere you look in Beijing, there is something interesting and different that caught my Western eye. From her very beautiful and elaborate doors to the unique vehicles that were parked on every street, there was so much to take in.

 

My first morning after the Great Wall Marathon, I decided to take an early morning walk and see what I could capture. 543 photographs later, I knew that early morning street photography was going to be my newest passion. The following posts are a collection of photos from that morning–no worries, I will not make you look through all 543 🙂

 

Until next time,

 

Liz

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