SERIES: By PETER SCHAFER

Brooklyn by Night
I love street photography. But I might hate it even more.

I’m not sure what motivates other photographers, but for me there’s usually a good bit of wanting to do something established — something that I’ve been drawn to and respect or even love — in a different way, in a better way if I dare aspire.

I think we often start off emulating, but from a strategic or ethical realization that you can’t just try to copy (suffused with doubt that you ever truly could if you wanted) you decide to try something a little different.

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