When I was first introduced to Bruce Gilden’s street photography years ago, I remember thinking about how it must be incredibly hard to do what he does so well. His images show him really up-in-your-face with his camera and that’s particularly why I find his images so engaging. It makes me think about what can be pulled off on the streets of New York and how I really shouldn’t care about what people think about being photographed in public. I should just go ahead and do it. [via]

Watching this video from WNYC of Bruce Gilden going about his work is inspiring. I hope to one day be as bold as he when photographing strangers on the street.

“If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph.” – Bruce Gilden.