Although my personal style of photography is along the lines of narrative, conceptual and somewhat theatrically-based portraiture, documentary and street photography is something I aspire to do more of as I think it will help me to become a stronger photographer. So this past weekend I walked the wet streets of LA and Santa Monica in search for the authentic. I took the advice of Sam Abell, a great National Geographic documentary photographer:
compose and wait.
I had a long, interesting conversation with a good-hearted fella who goes by nickname Gypsy Rider. As his name suggests, he rides rails across the country & lives by barter & trade.