Welcome to PDX Street

With two outstanding stories already presented by Brooke and Philippe, I want to takea moment to welcome you to PDX Street. We are a trio of similarly minded, primarily street photographers each with very unique backgrounds and perspectives. This site is more about stories and experiences, less about tips, tricks or technical details. From time to time any of us may impart technical details as they pertain to a given photograph, but the goal is always to give you a sense of what it was like to be there in the moment, our thought process or what worked or didn’t work about a scene.

Some of you, particularly non-photographer friends and family of this site’s contributors, may be wondering “What is street photography?”. While street photographers often debate this topic with other photographers at great length, I will simply give you the current Wikipedia definition for a basic understanding.

Street photography is photography that features the human condition within public places and does not necessitate the presence of a street or even the urban environment. The subject of the photograph might be absent of people and can be an object or environment where the image projects a decidedly human character in facsimile or aesthetic.

Many of you can relate to the fact that none of us at PDX Street are full time photographers. It’s very difficult to make a living at street photography! However, street photographers excel at helping each other, gathering for photo walks and visiting other cities for variety. Our goal is to create the foundation of this site through story telling, but time will tell what this site will become for our community.

We aim to publish a new story every Monday. You can subscribe to our blog via your favorite RSS reader or check back here as often as you like, knowing we’ll produce fresh content at least weekly.

We certainly hope you enjoy our content. We invite you to comment on our posts, share them and contact us directly with inquiries. Thank you for visiting!