Among my most revered photographers and sources for inspirations is Helen Levitt, who made amazing pictures on the streets of New York for over 60 years.
Like her, I’m drawn to the street – to the immediacy and the honesty of it. The unpredictability of it. The poetry of it. There’s so much room there and so much freedom. There are so many possibilities, so many configurations and juxtapositions. I get inspired by the shapes, the angles, the shadows, the gestures, the way things line up, the way people are with one another, the way some people can be surrounded by so many others and look stunningly alone. The way some of us are rushing and not noticing, the way some of us connect, the way some of us reveal our joy so openly. Or our sorrow or our pain.