When I was in film school, one day our teacher in directing gave us an hour to leave the school and go at the farmer’s market and take a stroll. We were supposed to look closely to the farmers and concentrate on the one person that would intrigue us and write a description of him/her and their behavior. This ‘test’ would lead us to the creation of a story and later on of our film for the semester. What I want to say is that everyday people and the streets around us is what inspire many artists and what gives them all the elements they need in order to create their art. Sometimes life out in the streets is not just inspiration, but the art itself.
Reading at a street cafe
Jonathan Higbee creates his art using his powerful observational skills, which lead him to notice what most people ignore.
A beam of color
He is there to shoot the greatest coincidences that occur in the streets and everyone is too busy and distracted to notice.
Too late for Halloween
Jonathan is a well-accomplished street photographer, having exhibited his work all around the globe.
His work has been featured is large websites, such as Colossal, Huffington Post, LensCulture and LFI Magazine.
Completing the Weeknd
Well, isn’t that incredible?
Jonathan has stated that through his ‘Coincidences’ project he has learned to appreciate New York more and see all the great things that happen and go unnoticed.
Liberation from the trash
We all need that tbh.
Most people usually ignore what’s next to them and try to see things at places that they are not familiar with, but they forget that some of the most magnificent things in life happen in places that we pass by every single day. We just don’t look as closely as we should.