This week’s featured street photographer, Bianca Stoicheci, has been added to my ever growing list of favorite photographers. I love the fact that her photographs capture the cheerful side of life. Even when her photographs depict the less fortunate, I sense a certain hopefulness that is almost tangible. Bianca is a first class storyteller with her camera, so enough about what I see in her photos. Have a look at her photos for yourself and enjoy her comments on finding her passion, her unique style, her favorite subjects and her goals for the future.
Ashley: What drew you to street photography initially?
Bianca: It took me few years to understand that street photography is my…cup of tea. Everything started in 2010 when I bought my first serious camera. I did not want to be like everyone else going for a Nikon or Canon, so I went for the Sony Alpha. My passion for street photography came later, in 2013 when I have decided to start a project. The idea was to take a picture of a person each day for 365 days. That forced me to go out and search for inspiration on the street. During my lunches at work I was walking in Antwerp looking for the right shot…at that moment I understood that there are lot of stories out there and that’s what I want to show through my pictures.
Ashley: How would you describe your street photography style?
Bianca: My photography style? Classical. Can I call it old-ish? As I said before, for me street photography should tell a story…and that’s what I try to do.
Bianca: What is my goal as street photographer? I am fascinated by different cultures, so I dream to be able to travel in order to capture emotions, and great stories worldwide.
Ashley: In many of your photographs the subjects are children. Can you tell us a little more about the challenges of shooting children and how you overcome them?
Bianca: I love kids in the street. They are so natural and they offer you great emotions, great stories. When I approach them I try to be as childish as them and most of the time it works. That’s my secret. The children are so happy seeing an adult who’s doing more silly things that they do and they forget about camera.
Many thanks to you Bianca for taking the time to sharing your photos and your thoughts with us. No doubt you’ll agree, Bianca is a truly talented street photographer. Give her a follow on Flickr or Facebook to see more of her work.