Feature #59 Eric Kim “My heart froze, but I made my first street photograph, without even realizing it”

Eric Kim’s interest in street photography happened by chance. He was standing at a bus stop and saw a man with horn-shaped glasses reading a book. There was something so genuine and unique about the moment. His heart was palpitating and the second Eric brought his camera to his eye, The gentleman looked directly at him and Eric instinctively clicked. “My heart froze, but I made my first street photograph, without even realizing it” said Eric.

Being interested in both street photography and the approach, Eric started to experiment shooting street photography using his background knowledge studying as a sociologist at UCLA. He started experimenting getting very close when shooting, and surprisingly never got punched in the face for taking photos (yet). Now through his blog and his workshops, Eric travels the world and teachs others the beauty of street photography and how people can overcome their fear of shooting strangers (without their permission). Eric has done collaborations with Leica, Magnum, as well as Invisible Photographer Asia.

All images  ©2012 Eric Kim

To see more of Eric Kim’s work got to his Website or Blog

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