Chicago – You see it. Many marvel at its beauty. But how many more dismiss street photography as just shooting from the hip? Someone you should know is Chuck Jines, a freelance documentary street photographer, philosopher, intellectual and writer. He is single-handedly working to bring forth the message that street photography is more than just taking pretty pictures.
When one hears the words “street photographer,” one often envisions the homeless, dirt, grime, and even crime. Photography is an art form and a passion that takes people from here to there and everywhere. Noted street photographer Chuck Robert Jines would like to set the record straight as to the beauty and artistry involved in street photography.
Photojournalism is a combination of pictures and words where pictorial, usually photographic, presentation of news stories dominates written copy or at least is plentiful. Jines is a documentary photojournalist.
People who experience homelessness are not a monolithic group; there are many different kinds of people that experience homelessness, and for different reasons.
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place…I've found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them,” by Elliott Erwitt