I find out that when I slow down a bit, or when I change my viewing angle, the neighborhood seems like a whole different place.
I have a privilege of being able to walk to work. Not that I walk 500 miles and I walk 500 more. Only a 20 minute walk that I can appreciate the time spent alone with nothing to do other than looking around and see what people are doing. There is rarely anything spectacular or amazing. Just normal people minding their own daily business.
As a photographer I think more often than not you'll find yourself missing a potentially amazing shot because you can't get out of your car, or you can't pull your camera out quickly enough, or you just ride by too quickly it'd be awkward to turn around and take the picture.
When I walk, I feel less road rage, I have to look around to entertain myself, I stop when I need to take another look. Everything lasts a bit longer, so my slow and stupid mind has time to process, and to appreciate it.
You don't have to take pictures all the time. The point is to spend some alone time so your inner self can speak up a little, so you know what you want and love.
And the walk is not always romantic and nice. Sometimes it rains. Somestimes I meet annoying people on the road. Sometimes I am annoying. Sometimes there's a storm I wish I rode my bike.
But you know, a 30 minute walk everyday is good for you so... #street #mobiography #note9photography #photoforme