Walking through Miami a few days prior to my inaugural trip to Cuba, I came upon the VooDoo Lounge South Beach. As soon as I saw the beautiful woman in “yellow”, I knew the stars were in alignment. One might sit across the street from the VooDoo Lounge for weeks and not get this combination. As is often the case with Street Photography, you venture past the absolute right place at the precise correct time. From the woman in the glistening yellow dress to her shimmering yellow pineapple drink, up through the yellow umbrellas, topped off by the scintillating yellow outfits in the window. I knew this would be one of those places and one of those times.
Yet, to quote Elliott Erwitt, “…photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place….I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them”.
Miami Beach is rich with opportunities for street photographers. Be it the white sandy beaches, the beautiful people or the bright art deco structures, it’s a photographers paradise.
I think of “street photography” as a people safari. Walking 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 from a block away or around the next corner
Prole are sometime aware of my presence. Often the images are totally candid. Occasionally I engage the person and ask if I can “take their picture. Please visit my galleries, (www.DavidKalbPhotography.com) to view other street images from Cuba,Miami Beach and around the world.
Just a note: On the continuation of our trip to Cuba, we did not see any Voodoo lounges.