This page shows a selection of art photography by Sean P. Durham.
Above, a self portrait taken during the Berlin Lockdown period.
Home is a nice place, but when you can’t sleep at night you have to keep yourself busy with something creative. The Lockdown is responsible for a lot of people discovering the meaning of depression.
I love to photograph the street, and still life motifs. The morning light is always very seductive for a photographer. It offers a gentle mantle of that whitish morning light that allows shadows to develop from dim patches that darken as they close in on the object.
The street is always changing, things shift and stop, move about, and occasionally you see something strange happening, or just interesting – like a person running, and sweaty, and worried about something. Or you can observe the general business of people’s lives where they repeat the same as yesterday, they do it with expert motions that only come from repetition.
Below are a few Street Photography shots. Berlin is rich with ideas and opportunities for a street photographer.
Something I notice about people in public. If it’s a warm and sunny day, they dress up. People like to appear special, and that’s just fine. It makes them feel better, and it creates a positive vibe in their daily lives.
Sometimes a person looks like they dressed up to appear like a film star strolling through the streets – mostly, it’s difficult to tell what a person is feeling and thinking about their clothes, identity, and the way they appear in public, but I’m sure they want others to like them, and their look.
I took these after I entered the new ubahn hof at Unter den Linden. I took three shots of the platform, decided that it all looked very sterile and empty, then saw a few masked figures on the train, so I quickly took a few shots which I think worked well. They make you think, ask questions about the person, and have some sort of feeling that is worth a shot.