“I think the biggest struggle of all when starting out is building up the courage to get close enough to photograph people; this is definitely a common issue for most of the street photographers I’ve spoken to. I had massive apprehension and was very anxious at first; I was worried how people were going to react to a stranger taking photographs of them in the street, whether they were going shout abuse or even react violently. Getting over this anxiety was probably the hardest thing to do in the process, but I was determined and overtime I slowly built up my confidence and kept getting closer and closer to my subjects. I’ve kind of developed a sixth sense where I can just tell whether someone definitely doesn’t want to be photographed.”

Pretty Shitty City by Matthew Roberts (2/4)

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