For a long time now I've wanted to give street photography a try, but I had no idea where to start. My favourite photographers in this style are @alan_schaller @masashi_wakui and @liamwon9 - true masters of their craft. They're all a bit different than traditional street photographers, but that's what I love. They tend to put a human into context within the image, rather than making them the direct subject. They also all have extremely distinct visual styles.
It's interesting to see the parallels between landscapes and street. Both involve a lot of luck and time - I wandered around for several hours tonight and came away with one image. For the first hour I didn't take out my camera, I simply walked around the city trying to come up with ideas. In the end the shot I did get ended up being a bit of a fluke. I knew I wanted to photograph someone at the South entrance to Waterfront Station, but it was nothing like the image I had in my head. I turned around, saw this person with an umbrella framed perfectly by the elements around her. I quickly took a couple frames, looked at my camera and instantly knew that was the shot. After that I still wandered around looking for images even though I knew I was being greedy and wouldn't find another. When you get 'the shot' it's just one of those things you know.
I have ideas for future images like this, just need this rain to keep coming!