Last week I was invited to take part in an event in New Orleans, which I was thrilled to do. The thing that was interesting to me - besides the content of the event - was the choice of location and timeframe coinciding with Mardi Gras. Since I had never experienced Mardi Gras before, it sounded like a great opportunity to try out some street photography techniques.
Let me start by saying that I don’t really consider myself a street photographer. If you read this blog or follow me on Instagram, you would likely have noticed that I spend most of my time shooting landscapes, architecture, lifestyle and events. That said, I was really interested in trying my hand at some street photography and I felt relatively confident because what is Mardi Gras other than a massive lifestyle event that occurs on the street? How hard could it be, right?
So, with that in mind, I set forth to New Orleans with camera in hand. Ready to capture whatever seemed interesting. I think that the photos turned out OK and hope you agree. Definitely let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
FUJIFILM X-T1 w/35mm f/2 & 10-24mm f/4
...and then the sun went down...
Alejandro's face summed it up.