I wrote some years ago, “I do crop, not much, but I crop" then I let myself go and gave an explanation. Nowadays, it is a bit strange: I crop even less, but at the same time I do not see anymore a reason to not crop. In the same vein, I do not see how extracting a still image of a video would be a problem. Some cameras can return a few seconds before the trigger, known street photographers use the burst mode, why not.I'm not kidding. Actually, I think these questions are a bit dated. The restrictions faced by the big names in photography that inspire us, were technical or related to the fact that their practices often had nothing to do with street photography.
To say that photojournalism or photodocumentary are close to street photography seems a mistake, even if sometimes an image of a person interacting in the public space, can simultaneously relate to an event linked to a social phenomenon. What motivates me is to show the viewer how I have seen the scene and no matter the tool or the method. If the constraints have disappeared or are no longer valid, all the better, let's take advantage of it.I do not believe in objective photography.
The reality is unique, the truth is multiple. The quality of a photograph: is to serve the intention of its author.
I am currently a Fujifilm APSC X-Trans camera user
I am mainly interested in a photography somewhere between "Street Photography" and urban photography. My influences are more in the European photography than in American photography. My photographs are often in Black and White.
This does not mean I'm not interested in other genres or color.
I have no prejudice against the crop or edit image, provided that this is not in a journalistic context. I do not believe in objective photography. The reality is unique, the truth is multiple. The quality of a photograph: is to serve the intention of its author.
My first camera was a Canon FTb and I had a lot of them from which a fabulous Konica Hexar. For now, I use Fuji X which old ergonomics suit me perfectly. I even have a special affection for my X-Pro1 that reminds me of my Hexar. I am quite convinced that the camera is not the photographer, but I also think that the camera influences the photographer. Humans end up thinking what they do.