>I pretty much gave up street photography when some of my best >shots were rejected by local papers. >They told me they had their own photographers. >This is not always the case but my shots were far superior to >the ones they used. >It Kinda left a bad taste in my mouth and I lost interest >after that.
Understood. For me, street photography has never been about a professional photo sale(s) pursuit. It has helped wrapped me up in a deeper understanding of where I have traveled and the people who live there - a documentary of sorts some people say - depending on how I present or publish the finished results. People and places define each other in so many important ways, so the photos I make often reflect how much we affect, alter, enhance and intertwine with the places in which we live. So often when I'm travling, my camera helps me introduce myself to people I might not otherwise get a chance to meet and talk to. That's what street photography means to me.