As a new Leica user in the mid-2000s, I did what many of us do and began fancying myself a capital-S Street Photographer. Leica and Street seemed to go hand in hand, so I walked around and tried it.
This lasted until I realized that all I was actually doing was taking random snapshots outdoors. I soon stopped calling it street photography and just called it “out taking photos”.
Here are a few from my street photography phase.
There are lots of wonderful street photographers out there, and I love their work. Good street photography makes for some of my favorite images. Bad street photography makes for, well, boring snapshots. My feeling is that a lot of what people call “street photography” is nothing more than that…photos taken on a street.