This week’s featured street photographer of the week, Florence Bonnin, is a pro at capturing the essence of humanity. Florence gets up close and captures scenes and faces that evoke emotion. Florence captures people as they are, taking advantage of their action, their background or just their friendly smiles to create street shots that make you take a second look, shots you can identify with. But don’t take my word for it, here is a small collection of Florence’s images and thoughts on a few different topics. Enjoy!
What drew Florence to street photography:
“I started doing street photos just traveling, visiting towns and walking down the streets a lot, with my camera.”
What’s in a “decisive moment,” according to Florence:
“In capturing “decisive moment” I believe you have to be there without being there…you have to pay attention, but you have to let your intuition shoot; if you go thinking too much, you miss…well…I miss!…”
Florence on post processing:
“About processing, if I work a lot on processing, it may be because the photo is not good!”
Florence’s gear and favorite place to shoot:
“I love to shoot in Paris. I know this city very well and I often go there, using a 35 mm with my Fuji XT1, or a 24-105 with my Canon 60D…but I prefer fixed focus.”
Give Florence a follow on Flickr to see more of these powerful images.