For me street photography isn’t simply about photographing on the street. It’s also about an attitude, a way of approaching the world photographically. It has to do with photographing a place without preconceptions –– or as few preconceptions as possible. It’s about exploration and discovery, not about conscious thought. It’s about finding things in the world, and relationships in the world, that are unexpected. It’s about wandering without extensive rational purpose, allowing the camera and one’s experiences to guide one’s way.
It’s a way of working that relies heavily on serendipity, hence the fact that most of the time the photographs are not successful. The world is the street photographer’s partner and it only gives him or her so many photographs."
— Alex Webb (via thebenmolina)