I spend a lot of time on Instagram, both posting photos myself and watching / liking other photos. Scrolling through my feed is a perfect thing to do on the bus, on my way to work or back home. Instagram is one big pool of inspiration, following the right people. For me who loves photography, it’s a perfect place to be.
Lately I’ve been inspired by this photographer named Trond Lindholm, who I follow on Instagram. He posts only black & white photos from Oslo and his street photography (where strangers are involved) is beautiful. I’ve been thinking to myself that I would love to do more of that myself. It’s not a new thought though, I’ve wanted to do that for a long time, maybe years. But why haven’t I done it?
The main reason is that I’m so insecure, so shy. I always think that people will yell at me, come up to me and ask me what the hell I’m doing, that there will be some sort of uncomfortable confrontation and I don’t think I would handle that very well. This fear might be irrational. I’ve read from people doing street photography, that anything hardly happens; most people don’t care, they just smile and let you photograph.
So I’m giving myself a task – go out and do more street photography.
Back to Instagram. I follow various people and two of them are great photographers living in Oslo. Recently they posted photographs from two subway stations near me, one that’s brand new and one that I’ve visited before. They posted some awesome photos and I instantly wanted to photograph there myself. Instant inspiration. Finding one great locations is great, but TWO! That’s just friggen fantastic.
I wanted photos I could instantly post on Instagram, so after work here the other day I took the subway to both locations and took some photos with my phone (Samsung S7 Edge, which has a great camera). Just as I’ve been doing for a long time now.
Enough talking, you probably came here for the photographs, right? I’ll treat you with last days subway photos and some other street photos I’ve taken recently. Enjoy! I would be really happy if you let me know what you think of them.