Street Photography

All photographs by Dan Kosmayer

Street photography captures the vibrance of life in urban environments, from the big celebrations to the quiet moments shared alone or with others. A great street photograph speaks to us, fills us with emotion, or can even give us insight into society and the human condition. These photos have a social purpose and make us challenge our own humanity by recognizing ourselves in others from around the world. Street photography makes ordinary life extraordinary, and usually takes place in a public space with or without people. It is entirely candid, and incredibly real.

Rundown Havana Harbor front building Cuba

I love the character of this building. I shot this right at the peak of a gorgeous sunset, which bathes the building in a...

Times Square New York City People Lounging

This New York Times Square image is one of my favorite Street Photography images of people sitting on lounge chairs in Times Square New...

Classic Cars in Cuba

Driving a classic car in Havana Cuba Classic cars in Cuba are one is one of the signature sights when one goes to Havana for street photography....

Busy market street in India

Active street food market in Southern India The busy hustle and bustle of an active street food market in Southern India shot from above. I...

Toronto homeless man with long beard

Man in torn clothing walking on the street This image is one of my first 'street photography' images. I shot this image about 20 years...

People walking W39th street New York City hot summer

New York is a remarkable city and remains my favorite place to stroll on the streets for photographic opportunities. I like this photograph taken...

Working man of India

Indian worker covering his mouth with a scarf The street photograph portrait here features an older man laborer holding a scarf he has wrapped around...

Chicago Bean Building Reflection black and white

Cloud Gate Mirrored Bean Shaped Sculpture The black and white travel photograph of the Chicago bean image is a work of art taking advantage of...

Women in her Bucharest Romania Home

Candid street photography of a woman in her Bucharest, Romania home Street photography is all about gesture, as Jay Maisel constantly discusses in his images....

Beautifully restored Chevrolet classic car in Havana Cuba

Classic Blue car with the woman talking street photography While traveling through Havana, Cuba, you come across what would seem like an endless number of...

Beautiful young girl in sunset light Pollenthai Beach India

Young Indian girl poses on a stone wall window cill with beautiful warm sunset light. The late evening light for this portrait street photograph is...

Homeless Man Reading Bible New York City

One of my primary passions is shooting urban landscapes and street photography. I usually try to avoid photographing homeless people, but the homeless man...

Older man smoking a cigar in doorway Trinidad Cuba

Old man on the streets of Trinidad posing for tourists to have photographs taken with him for tips An older man sitting on a doorstep...

Woman Looking Out Window Germany

The 'Woman Looking out Window' was shot during the Cologne Carnival (Kolner Karneval ) in Germany. This festival is similar to the Mardi Gras...

Buddhist Student Children in Doorway

Group of young Buddhist student monks at the door Portrait of children in a doorway of a Buddhist Monastery in Southern India. The kids were...

Tibetan Man In Mask

Look Into the Eyes. When I travel to remote areas in the world, I love to photograph people.  Sometimes, serendipity leads to me some of...

Hardened man portrait 3

A powerful portrait of a middle-aged tough-looking man willing to take a street portrait Really friendly people in Ireland. This face has character.  This fellow...

9/11 Makeshift memorial New York City

The tragic events and heroic sacrifices endured in New York on September 11th are etched in our minds forever.  Before constructing the Freedom Tower,...

Young Indian Girl Portrait Sunset on Wall

Pollethai Beach India at Sunset I am not sure if you would consider this image of a young Indian girl street photography or simply a...

Elder gentleman reading newspaper on streets of Mysore India

Here we have an image I took on my last trip to India of an older man sitting against a pillar outside of a...

Laneway in Venice with people motion blur

The hustle and bustle of small narrow laneways in Venice This image was taken nearly 20 years ago. I was in Venice with my family....

Little Indian Boy Dancing

Little Indian Boy Dancing in front of his house to get my attention as his sister looks in the background. The pure silliness of...

Cute young girl beside her brothers leg looking up Kochi India

The children I ran into in India were terrific.  They were friendly, funny and seemed to enjoy life.  I love the spirit.  This young...

Boys on bicycle Derry Northern Ireland

Boy with bicycle standing in the Bogside area The Bogside area of Derry, Northern Ireland, is full of history and hardship. Right, where the boy...

Dramatic black and white street photo Dublin

Two men sitting on a bench Two men sitting on a bench on the streets of Temple district Dublin Ireland.  The fine art street photography...

A young girl stands beside her father at the amusement park

Street photography is about capturing the moment and gesture.  This young girl's look and body language, with her arm planted at her side, is...

Young girl on train in Southern India

This innocent young girl is barely visible on the train. The photography tour in India was powerful, to say the least. Despite the obvious...

Money bar at night in Trinidad Cuba

Local Cuban standing at the bar in this trendy location I truly loved this bar in Trinidad, Cuba. The place was tiny compared to what...

Man in Dundas West section of Toronto Canada

The Contact Photo Festival in Toronto, Canada is held every spring. The photo festival features over 100 exhibits from various photographers and is spread...

Tibetan woman portrait

Weathered face of an interesting woman in Tibet We were on a bus driving to the Buddhist settlement of Larung Gar lies between the rolling hills of...

Two young girls festival Frankfurt Germany

Young girls wearing devil's horns for festival costume The sweet-looking young girlfriends on the street shot during the Cologne Carnival (Kolner Karneval ) in Germany. The two...

Singer Havana Club

La Bodeguita del Medio, Havana, Cuba Havana has many famous places among tourists, but one of the most popular is La Bodeguita del Medio. This black and...

Man smoking a cigar and sitting on steps of building in New York

Gritty image of New York man sitting on steps During my Jay Maisel workshop at his New York Manhattan studio, I found this man smoking a cigar...

Street Performers Havana Cuba

Three men playing local Cuban music for the tourists for tips Street performers in Havana pause for a portrait during my recent trip to Cuba....

Fried fish cooked on a skewer Beijing China food market

Outdoor food market in Beijing, China selling fried fish My wife and I visited the food market in Beijing China were exciting. This photograph features deep-fried...

Changing the sign on a New York City comedy club

HA! Comedy Club 2006 Street Photograph Moody street photograph image was taken at night in Manhattan, New York. A person uses an old Changing the...

Old Irish Gentleman Portrait

Intense headshot portrait of an older man with grey hair and beard with very noticeable wrinkles and other signs of advanced age I can say...

Old Man Walking on Streets of Brasov Romania

When out doing street photography and travel photography in general, my goal is to walk away from a scene in the locations 'feeling' the...

Group of teens waiting in lineup

Teens standing and waiting in line in Dublin, Ireland A group of almost twenty-teens waiting in the lineup against a building waiting to get into...

Retro man walking bast grungy pink building

Trendy Temple Bar lounge in Dublin, Ireland Dublin is a fun place to visit and photograph. The people are friendly, and the pubs are packed....

Old man biking street photograph Toronto

Going out and doing street photography on the streets of any town or city is full of significant visual stimuli. Similar to New York, street...

Naples Italy homeless despair

Here we have a street photography shot of a sad-looking homeless woman sitting again an industrial garage door.  The look on her face makes...

Shoes found in the streets of New York

Street photograph from New York City features this odd combination of items.  While Manhattan Street Photography typically focuses on people, it also can focus...

Portrait of a man posing on the streets with cigar Havana Cuba

The streets of Havana, Cuba, are filled with many colorful people.  I loved spending a few days walking historic colonial streets and meeting and...

Man standing with cows in the background in Dheboor India

Portrait older man with grey hair Here we have a candid travel photograph of an older man in a rural farm environment.  You can see...

Homeless man on the steps of a New York church 1

As you walk the streets in New York, photographing the people and places in the vibrant city, you are reminded of the many homeless...

Elderly woman in Times Square New York

Hailing New York Taxi Times Square in Manhattan, New York, in 2005, sets the scene for this photograph where an older woman attempts to hail...

Father and son riding horse drawn cart Trinidad Cuba

This travel street photograph of a father and son riding an authentic horse-drawn buggy was taken in Trinidad, Cuba, not to be confused with...

Peaceful protests 2010 G7 Summit Toronto Canada 1

This photograph shows peaceful demonstrations during the 2010 G20 summit, which took place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 26−27 June.  The protests in Downtown...

Attractive Woman New York Streets

A beautiful woman stops on the streets of New York and poses for a photograph. The people of New York are incredibly receptive to being...