I had an interesting thought the other day, in regard to my personal photography versus my youtube street walks. If you head over to my photography albums on here, you will notice a very different photographs compared to the ones I do on the photo street walk videos.
I conclude this is because of two very specific things. The first being, when I am alone doing street photography I get into a rhythm of looking out for very specific stories or moments on the streets. I shoot wide angle lenses, with close up and abstract angles taken for exposures.
In the videos, the camera man does not know what my instincts are, and when I have shot images I normally shoot the footage is not there or has not been following what I have been doing. Moments pass by very quickly, and predicting what I do when in that rhythm is not an easy thing to do (Does anyone know a mind reading cameraman?). Also, a lot of the cameras and lenses I shoot are not what I tend to use. A lot of standard lenses, medium format, and rangefinders.
I enjoy making the videos because it allows me to do something different, and forces me to try and get some decent shots in a really restricting time period (ahh mirrorless batteries...). I have found a love for certain cameras I would never really use because of the videos. Something like a Rolleiflex is not something I would consider shooting, as it has a fixed standard lens, and shoots 6x6. That is something previously I was not interest in shooting for my general street photography. However, now I can go "I love the idea, and I haven't done that yet...".
At the moment the videos have taken over my general photography, and if I had the time and money I would spend a lot more time doing my own photography, and making videos. Being Slyelessar The London Street Photographer allows me to make videos in locations I love in London. I am planning to do some other towns and cities further down the line, but London Street Photography is what I do, so this is my playground.
Finally, it is much harder getting the kind of candid street photographs I tend to shoot when making videos. It's like having a huge sign pointing at me going 'hey I am doing street photography'. Candid street photographs is me, but in the videos people react differently because I am being filmed.
Anywho, just thinking aloud- is that not what blogs are for?