South Beach Suburb
I like renting a bike or scooter in Miami beach to get off the beaten path. I want to see how the natives live which, in reality, is not much different than I do.
For me, the challenge with urban photography is finding an angle that's not crappy. But that's just me, and at the same time, I love the work of photographers that show urban grittiness, like Thomas Hawk. His work is not crappy, but it shows ugly details. Nevertheless, I spend hours looking at his work on Flickr.
It comes down to what I'm comfortable with, even if I get inspiration from someone with a completely different style. Anyway, this is my take on south beach urbanism, which is more of an ideal rather than reality. Because if I turned the camera just a little, you would see all the telephone wires and cars and buildings. But if Tomas Hawk did it, it would be okay.