Hi pals! So, in the hopes that there are enough folks here who enjoy street photography, I thought I'd try to take some of the vibe from a thread I started a few days ago here and generate a thread where we could talk shop about the wonderful world of street photography. Maybe we can start off roll-call style, and à la manière de "When did you take up photography?" thread, tell each other about how and why we chose or even sometimes enjoy street photography in particular. Any inspirations, particular styles, gear, etc.? Myself, I am 25, live in arguably the best city for street photography in the world, New York City, and only just began taking photography seriously in the past month or so. As such, I don't yet have any real inspirations or idols, and I almost already hate Henri Cartier-Bresson due to the constant shaft polishing most people give him. My style (or what I plan on so far) is more so an "alternate perspective" in which I want to try to capture some of NYC's essence from viewpoints that are less often, or even never taken. I think people are just about bored to tears with shots of the same buildings, the same people, the same compositions, just done by a different photographer on a different day with a different camera/lens. I just might find out that what I want to do isn't doable or isn't even interesting, but it's a start. I love street photography because at its core, it's so chaotic and random, so unique with each click, that no two pictures are truly the same. You can grab a shot of the same sunset nearly 365 times a year and barely distinguish them from one another, but try to overlay the same 365 daily shots of the corner of Trinity & Rector in the downtown financial district and I'll give you $1,000,000 if you get two of the same. Not that this makes them interesting pictures, but you get the idea. Street photography to me just screams potential. Oddly enough, and even in my own "work" so far, I just don't see it being captured often. I read an article by Yanidel recently that spoke of the current trend in street photography being modern, and content centric. The sort of Winogrand style. I tend to agree with him that it's kind of boring and just winds up looking to me like, "Here's what's in front of me at the moment. This is where I am." Surely I'll find some unique styles out there as I begin to really scratch the surface.