Speed and Instinct ...
I photograph people, not streets. People are mobile, instinctive and emotional beings and I feel that it is my duty to capture that in my photographs. There are three methods that might allow me to capture the personalities of my subjects with my camera: 1) I could stand around on a street corner all day waiting for someone to break down in tears in front of my camera; 2) I could get lucky or; 3) I could develop a photographic technique that allows me to 'tune into' the street ahead and 'read' the futures of the people that I see in front of me ... it may sound daft, but I think I do the latter !
As I'm walking, I'm looking, but that's not all. I'm also reaching out emotionally, seeking the feeling that something is about to happen or that there is something beautiful waiting to be observed. I wouldn't call it spiritual (that only comes when you view the results), I would call in an instinctive connection to the people that I'm viewing and an inner appreciation of the scenes that they find themselves a part of. You can feel it in your head (for me, just above my right brow), a warm intensity that seems to blend your photographic skills with every other fibre in your body
... try photographing a subject without looking through your viewfinder and you'll see what I mean.