Alex Webb interview

Thank you, Internet.

I just stumbled upon a very insightful interview with Alex Webb, one of my favorite photographers of all time, in which he explains his approach to street photography.

Few interesting quotes:

"...I sense the possibility of a picture. It might be a group of people, it might be the look of a corner, I can’t say what it might be until I see it. It’s all about having a feel for the street."

"...remember that street photography is 99 percent about failure. It’s not just up to me whether a photograph will be successful. The world is my collaborator as well."

"...when I look at a scene, I am sensing not just what seems to be “happening” in front of my eyes and the various shapes that fill the frame, but I am also acutely aware of the colors, their relationship and their emotional and sensory resonances."

The man is the epitome of street ninja. I'm so grateful to have known his work as he continues to inspire me through my photographic journey. Check out Alex Webb's profile page on Magnum Photos to see more of his epic work.