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As I explained previously I've been inspired by street photography for a while and specially during my travels.

But so far, I never felt like going out and take photos here, in my home town.

Why ?

That's what I tried to figure out.

I was in Paris yesterday and had some time to spend so I decided to take my camera.

My aim was to see if my eye was the same here as it is in exotic places.

And I found out that it's not, definitely not.

I don't really know why. Of course, city life in Europe is very far from the way it is in my usual field, but I don't think it's the reason why I don't find the same inspiration.

So after considering the question, my conclusion is that being used to a place makes it a more difficult subject, because you are not as aware as you are, when everything surrounding you is unusual.

Also, I think that it's more easy to talk to people, in order to take a photo, as a foreigner, because you may find a lot more of arguments, which are not the same here, at home.

Of course, many street photographers act in their home towns or at least in their own culture and that's one of the reasons why I don't call myself a "street photographer".

But in the end, I really want to improve that.

This is my point of view, I'd like to know what you guys think.

Comment ! :)

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Reclaim the streets
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Street photography, mostly.

Current Residence: Lyon, France
Operating System: Mac OSX 10.8.2 Mountain Lion
Tools of the Trade: EOS 5D Mark II, 17-40mm f/4L, Hasselblad 500 C/M, Carl Zeiss Distagon 4/50, Lightroom 4

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