This week on Street Focus my guests and I discuss the advantages and disadvantages of being a street photographer in a small town. Ken Lyons from Kapunda, Southern Australia and Monty Montgomery from Oshkosh, Wisconsin share their stories.
Monty Montgomery – Website
Photography has been a part off my life since I can remember. When in the 5th grade my parents gave me a Polaroid Swinger, a black and white instant camera. After high school and my first SLR, things really took off. Some black and white, a little dark room work, but mostly slide film. I welcomed digital photography with open arms, computers and photography a perfect match! As my photography evolved, I found myself on the streets of Oshkosh photographing and interacting with people I may never see again! Today I’m happy to call myself a street photographer.
Ken Lyons – Website
Ken is a photographer living in rural South Australia. He's also a qualified tour guide. Although he has been photographing his entire life, Ken has only taken up full time photography in recent years. He loves to teach and has a relaxed approach. An experienced traveller, Ken loves making images that tell a location's story – the place, the people and the culture. He believes interesting images can be made anywhere from your own back yard to exotic overseas locations. Teaching people to actually “see” what they're looking at is something he loves to do. Photography is not just about pressing a button. It's also about vision. Learning to look, see and capture, no matter what camera you're using.