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Blog of Leanne Staples. Featuring writings, photography, art and more from the artist.

a happy accident

Once upon a time I had decided that I wanted to be an architectural photographer. I wanted to take the kind of photographs that you would see in Architectural Digest. Pristine photos of beautiful architecture. But the problem was that there were always people walking into my shot. It was really annoying. One day I gave up and decided I would take the photo anyway.

I never studied photography. But I've always taken photos. It's the longest thing that I've done in my life besides writing. So I had no idea what street photography was. Didn't know it existed until someone pointed out to me that's what I was doing. I call it a happy accident! My venture into street photography happened the day I lost my patience for trying to capture a so-called pure style of photography!!!

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