Glenn Capers is more than just an outstanding photographer, he’s a storyteller. Glenn has a personable way with his subjects that allows him to really get to know them and find out their story. Perhaps that is what makes his work special.
Glenn is originally from New York, though he now calls Colorado home. In the past, Glenn was a professional photojournalist, cinema and landscape photographer, and he even took photographs for the Associated Press. Now, he spends much of his time traveling and teaching street photography and journalism around the world.
Glenn believes that to be a good photographer, you need more than just the right techniques and a good camera. Instead, Glenn talks to his subjects. More importantly, he listens to them. He feels that when people are given the chance to tell their story, they validate their reason for living. For this noble reason, Glenn meets people, talks to them, visits their homes, and captures their moments. Connecting with people, and freezing those important moments in time to share a person’s story with the world is not just his goal, it’s his specialty.
Glenn was kind enough to take some time to speak with us here at SPM. He shared some interesting experiences and stories, as well as some insight into his methods as a street photographer.
Listen to our conversation with Glenn by clicking on the audio player below.