City in motion

Our 3x3 series explores themes in street photography through 3 shots by 3 women photographers on a single theme. Kicking off the series with the motion of the city.

Pauline Miller

I often use slow shutter speed and high DOF in order to capture the constant motion surrounding me. This photo was taken in a particularly busy area in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay. I stood up in a shop window front in order to gain a better perspective.

Another favorite spot for me to capture the motion of the city is in Hong Kong’s bustling Nathan Rd. I often stand on the pedestrian crossing island and wait for the lights to change in order to get ghostly figures crossing the road in each direction.

I caught this striking looking woman who approached me at a pedestrian crossing in Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. Shutter speed was slow and high DOF but there was also some movement in the camera, as I tried to avoid the other pedestrians coming towards me.

Pauline is originally from Scotland, and has spent the last 18 years living in Hong Kong, and traveling throughout Asia. She enjoys many genres of photography, but her passion is on the streets where she savors the challenges and unpredictability that it offers.

Batsceba Hardy

Berlin train station. I on the go, people on the move, the tram in motion.

Berlin train station. I focused on people on the sidewalk in front and waited for the train to shoot.

Milan, November afternoon. Point and shoot and damp air, shot in low light with movement and a thin glass in front of the camera.

Batsceba is a multimedia artist from Milan, and currently resides in Berlin. Follow her street work on 500px.

Heidi Donat

Mercado in Guanajuato, Mexico. Shot literally from the hip with a wide angle lens while walking.

Ciutat Vella during the annual Falles festival in Valencia, Spain. Shot while walking.

Centro Histórico in Oaxaca de Juárez, Mexico. Shot with a point and shoot while standing still at a street corner.

Heidi grew up in rural southeast Arizona near the Mexican border, and studied fine art (drawing) at university. As an adult she has lived in Europe, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia, and is currently based in Valencia, Spain. View more of her street work on flickr.

Her Side of the Street is a blogzine for women photographers. Join our FB street photography community, and follow @womeninstreet on Instagram and Tumblr.