Ultimately, however, whether you use filtering is personal choice and far be from me to suggest you should or shouldn't do it.
So, as far as I'm concerned 'street photography in it's outdated, precious form is dead in the water. What's the point of creating images that look like they could have been shot in the mid 1900's on gear that looks like it was maufactured in the mid 1900's. Black and White, Lookaleica, 35mm lens. Yawwwwn! For me it's about colour, contrast and hopefully an attention-grabbing look. Nothing is off the table and ways of creating and manipulating images from any era of photography are valid.
As you can see from the above images, there is the beginnings of a 'style' emerging and it's still early days in finding some way of working that will take me forward. But I've resolved to throw the 'street photography rulebook' out the window (not that I ever followed it), because it's unimaginitive, uninspiring and so rigid in it's constrictions. It's the curse of the photographic internet yet again. Endlessly repeated mantras about what you use for this, what you use for that, repeated ad infinitum in some kind of Groundhog Day loop.
Finally I should point out that all the above were taken with a variety of different cameras from 35mm film SLR's to smart phones. I can't tell which is which half the time and I suspect you can't either. Which as far as I'm concerned is an entirely positive outcome.
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