Friday Photo Doc – An L.A. Street Stroll With John Free

I worked late last night editing and filing images from yesterday’s rainy anti-government demonstration here in Quito. After finishing up a post this morning highlighting some of those here and on my other site, the only element my now almost routine Friday morning ritual required, that of beginning the day with a photography documentary, was a simple and relaxing walk and some pleasant conversation.

And that was exactly what this 26min video provided: a stroll down some Los Angeles boulevards with street photographer John Free as he looks for shots, sets up a few, and even snaps some. Mostly though I just enjoyed listening to his stream of consciousness delivery.

The most important takeaway? He mentions in passing the exhilaration that shooting from the heart can bring. That’s nothing new, per se, but Free’s earnest way in describing that emotion makes it infectious. There’s a smile on my face as I prepare to head out the door and hit the streets.

 

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