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David Kalb Photography

Street Photography

On The Street – This Week


Laid Back in Cuba

The shadows were just right to capture this early morning image: laid back in Cuba.

Homeless in New York City

Normally I shy away from photographing Homeless best in New York City or elsewhere.  Yet here was something haunting about a man sitting there in the middle of the days covered in blue with only his shoes visible.  A local organization seeking to locate shelter for...

Pink Ford Convertible in Havana Cuba

This Pink Ford Convertible in Havana Cuba was photographed from our tour bus. As I was preparing to make the shot out the front window, the young boy turned around.   I only use a Fuji X-T10, with an XF 18-55mm lens. I find this perfect for street photography: light,...

Street Photography by David Kalb

“What I most like about photography is the moment you can’t anticipate: You have to be constantly watching for it, ready to welcome the unexpected”.  Martine Franck

Street photography is an exciting component of my life. I’ve enjoyed photography since an early age. This fascination began by observing my Uncle Abe make family portraits in his studio and develop them in his darkroom. He was a professional photographer in every sense of the word, except it was a genuine hobby not his everyday profession.

I did not start out to become a street photographer; it found me. Like my Uncle, photography was a hobby; however, after selling my consulting business in 2012, I was able to devote more time, effort and resources to understanding the craft and developing my style.

With street photography, there’s excitement in knowing that with each camera click, you have the potential of making a unique image that cannot be duplicated. A movement, a gesture, an expression; it’s there one moment and gone the next. While much of photography involves skill, with street photography there’s an element of luck and happenstance.

I think of “street photography” as a people safari.  You walk the streets of a city, town or village; urban or rural; with a camera, always keeping your eyes open for the unusual; the ironic; the poignant.  You never know what you might see a block away or around the next corner.  As one can observe in my galleries, this may be an older couple on a street corner in Linz, Austria; a man who surely inspired a wall mural in Santiago Cuba; or a vibrant redhead walking down Hollywood Boulevard.

People are sometimes aware of my presence.  Occasionally, I will engage the person and then ask if I can “take their picture”.  Often the images are totally candid.   Regardless, the resulting photos reflect a mirror image of society.

My street photography has been exhibited twice at the International House (I-House) in Davis, California (2014 and 2016). The first show included images from Europe; the second consisted of people from major cities in the United States. My third show – The People of Cuba — was on view from May to August 2017 at Logos Books in Davis.

My work is featured on the Yolo Basin Foundation’s website and FB page where I volunteer as a photographer for their Discover The Flyway educational program. I was a recent volunteer photographer for the I-House at their yearly International Festival Davis.  Several of my street images have been displayed at Viewpoint Photographic Art Center in Sacramento, where I maintain a portfolio drawer and volunteer as a docent.

Contact David through this website if interested in having him photograph an event for use in your publicity.

All featured photos are available for purchase and are personally printed to order.

Photograph Price List

Matted High Quality Archival Prints

8x10 $ 49

11x14: $ 99

16x20: $ 169

20x24: $ 225

24x36: $ 300

Premium Canvas Prints

11x14: $ 99

16x20: $ 169

20x24: $225

20x30: $300

30x40: $395

To purchase any of my photographs, please contact me through this website


“On The Street in Holguin Cuba” was selected for the Los Aneles Center of Photography’s (LACP) Fourth Annual Street Shooting Around The World online gallery.  While I was not selected for the in-house “exhibition”, I was honored to be one of 42 Selected Artists for The Virtual Online Gallery.  

Both the exhibit and online galleries can be viewed beginning February 16 @ the LACP

Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, 2015 J. Street, Suite 101, Sacramento