The Daily Post photo challenge for this week is Urban:
This week’s photo challenge is guest hosted by Terence S. Jones of A Guy With a Camera. Read on for more about this week’s theme and his photography tips!
Urban. The idea behind urban photography is to photograph your city and the streets where you grew up as they are. Unlike the photoshopped pictures to which we are accustomed nowadays, urban photography presents a more direct, unaltered view of life. It is about documenting urban living space and how people adapt their environment to certain needs and vice versa. Urban photography shots provide cultural, social, economical, and ecological context all at once, and can capture social tension.
Hmmm. “photograph . . . where you grew up” – well, I grew up in too many places to determine which was really home, and I have no pictures from way back then. After considering whether to enter this challenge, I finally did decide I would -with photos taken on a trip to Beijing a couple of years ago. These represent my concept of “urban” the best.