I love the art of street photography. Shooting street portraits is a form of communication that is often non-verbal. Working with people on the street I prefer using a 50mm lens to get closer to the subject by creating an open situation to get a better personal interaction.
Getting an image of a person on your camera is not only a matter of technical aspects. I think it is more important to capture an expression by just shooting that one aspect of a person in one image creating the right display by universal language.
I use visual thinking skills to become one whole with the subject part that I am photographing to receive the person in a better way. It takes some knowledge and daring to work on the streets.
Still, street photography can be social, exciting and refreshing. Meeting people and interact is always nice. During photographing, I like to work in the background so there is an inner silence during photographing.