How did you get into street photography in the first place?
I’ve been photographing street for many decades film to digital. I enjoy exploration, and rain or shine I find myself at peace pointing in a direction and walking endlessly, camera in hand, to see what visual circumstances appear before me.
What I love about your images is that they make the world look so weird! Do you think the world is just generally a weird place to live or do you attempt to make it appear that way in your photos?
My photography is about capturing the moments that give me a smile.
What’s your most memorable moment from street photography?
The most memorable moment from street photography for me, is not knowing what will occur around the next corner and being there to capture it. In other words, I’m continually looking for the most memorable moment to happen.
What are your biggest challenges and how do you overcome them?
The biggest challenges I’ve found to street photography have been largely solved by the endless variety of digital camera equipment now available, especially mirrorless cameras. Silent shutters, fast autofocus, excellent cameras and lenses in an unobtrusive small package. I enjoy using quite a variety of camera equipment to explore “different flavours” of street photography.
What has street photography taught you?
Street photography has taught me life is all about enjoying the moment. Photography is my expression of being alive.
Editor’s Note: To learn more about Happily Drive and see more of his work, be sure to visit his Flickr photostream. This photographer was selected from our Flickr group (Street Photography Magazine), where we regularly choose photographers’ work to be published in our magazine.
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