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  • Street Shooting in Downtown Pomona

    As I said in my previous post, I'm trying to shoot more between clients this month. This area has a sort of classic small town feel, and has been making a big comeback in recent years. Still, not much was happening during this day. It felt a little empty and many of my shots were missing the human element.

    I don't know what it is, but I have a hard time doing any kind of street photography around where I live. Maybe because I am too familiar. Drop me off in the middle of New York City, or another place where I am a stranger among millions and I'm fine running around with my camera all day. I was born in Pomona, and even though I hardly ever go downtown I still feel weird shooting there.

    These reflection shots was the one that struck the most that day. I'm continually inspired by Vivian Maier's vast body of work, only she never seemed to be bothered by shooting in her own locales.

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