Most of my work has a basis in documentary photography. For my website, I separated a collection of essays under this category as each is dedicated to a specific subject and has its own theme and style.
By my own definition, urban wandering photography is visual exploration of the city. It is similar to documentary photography but less formal. In addition to architecture, it covers street scenes, found objects and various curiosities. It is perhaps closest to street photography but with built environments, not people, as the main subject matter.
While urban wandering conjures the images of flâneurs and flâneuses, an urban wanderer is not an idle bourgeois, but an engaged citizen who cares deeply about the city and uses photography to illuminate relevant issues, directly or indirectly. An urban wanderer visits many neighborhoods, but walking in their’s own neighborhood every day helps them notice and capture fluctuation and change.
Please follow me on Instagram for daily posts of my own urban wandering.
I place all sorts of non-traditional photography techniques in this category. It mostly includes shooting various experimental films and sequential photography.