Street photography

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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.

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36 responses to Street photography

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you so much for your kind words and for stopping. Someone once said life starts at the end of your comfort zone. Maybe we both should do street photography? :-)

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you for stopping by and for your kind words. I’ll pop over to your blog to have a look once I get time :)

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you so much for the lovely photos, much appreciated! 🤗

  1. tam

    Wow I love them. I love street photography. I would never practise it here as much. I feel the UK is the land of privacy and generally minding your own so it would be imposing. People mind less abroad. Or maybe I feel braver as no one knows me. Anyway. What’s your instagram? Would love to give you a follow.

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you for your kind comment. It might be easier abroas, since no one knows you, yes. I find it equally hard abroad. My instagram name is mazarin_ 😊

  2. I have been following on Instagram – they’re amazing! I think B&W works really well for street photography, it enhances the light and shapes. I really like how you paired some pictures here, of the same location with/without a subject. I think it would make for a cool photo series, to present them all in that way.

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you so much for your kind comment! I agree, B&W works really well for street photography. Great idea that photo series. Thanks for the tip. 😊

  3. caligirl98674

    Hey! I’m into photography also but I’ve never really have thought about street photography. I think that definitely might be something I would like to try! Check out my photos on my blog? :)

  4. The photos are amazing. I have also wanted to try more street photography, but I’m also shy and with my anxiety it just seems something I would probably not do.
    Amazing post!!😊😊

  5. Jacque'

    The wife and I really love this blog and appreciate the creativity and imagery you provide. If you ever decide to take your blog to the next level by offering a Mobile App version my company Zenlight would love to help for an extremely low price, we appreciate the hard work you have put into this blog and wish you all future success in business and in life.

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  6. There’s so many ways to define the genre. I like what you’ve done – a strong sense of isolation and a graphical qulity.

    • Kjersti Lier – Author

      Thank you for stopping by and the kind comment! 🤗

  7. thatonlinegirl96

    I love that the photographs look so real and natural with the people and also the photos without people, it really shows the different sides to things<3

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