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It’s funny, for many years, everywhere I traveled, I immersed myself in street photography but never considered it as such. For me like you described, it is the way I most enjoy visiting new places. Not with any specific objectives or destination in mind, but allowing myself to get lost in the exploration, snapping away at every thing that captured my attention. I think that is one of the purist forms of photography wherever I find myself.

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great minds :)

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Sep 24, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

I’d love to explore Japan - urban areas like Tokyo as well as rural cities.

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it's kind of the best

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Sep 24, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

I’d love to explore Istanbul and parts of Central Asia: Tbilisi, Almaty, Shymkent and Tashkent for sure. I’ve always wanted to visit post-Soviet countries, I’ve been on Duolingo studying Russian for 3 years now and hope to use some of it someday 😤

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Very original answer!

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I really want to (maybe in my gap year) travel across parts of eastern uerope and visit a bunch of post soviet countries and states, especially in the caucus region, where there are some places that are still “stuck” in the early 1900s.

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Sep 24, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

Havana, Cuba. Classic American cars, street art, local life, cigar rollers, vivid colors. Load me up with a suitcase of Velvia and I’ll be happy.

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A SUITCASE BABY

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I always wanted to visit and shoot Cleveland. It’s kind of weird but I’ve never been there and I don’t really know the vibe or personality of the city despite it being a big, populous metro area. The city has has a weird reputation for boring or depressing. I think it would be fun to try to personally learn the vibe of the city as I explore it.

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love that answer! original and interesting!

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Sep 24, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

Istanbul!

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so photogenic from what I've seen!

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Sep 29, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

I feel like for street photography you need something very fast paced. And for this nothing compares to Tokyo! I'll be going soon!!

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The best :)

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Sep 29, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

I’d love to shoot in Utah! The openness of the Midwest really appeals to me, and I try to find compositions here in The Netherlands that have the same vastness in them.

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Utah is absolutely STUNNING

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Sep 29, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

If you've ever felt the urge to travel the day after today, by impulse, I would love to say I very much relate to that.

As a proud European, I'd love to explore the charms of NYC (ironically), the root of many excellent b&w photographers! The sheer amount of different views you can grasp in just one walking session, around the block, makes me wonder how much money I would waste for just the film alone, lol. Love me some pushed XX.

Cheers!

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Can't beat NYC:)

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Sep 29, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

Beautiful letter and images, as always! My answer would also be Rome. I live pretty close to it (less than 1.5 hours by car/bus) and have of course been many times, but never dedicated any time doing street photography there. I have been itching to do it tho (and some environmental portraiture wouldn't be too bad either), just waiting for the right weekend to spend fully focused on it.

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thank you for the kind words Emiliano! And Rome yes yes!

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Sep 29, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

Since I was a little kid I was always fascinated by Eastern Asia, mostly Japan. So I’m planning on going there. Tokyo would be my answer here, but I’d love to go all over the country.

A more short term plan is Italy, Milan. Land of espresso, great food and beautiful countryside.

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Both great :)

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Sep 29, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

My answer would be Tehran, one of the most vibrant and intriguing cities I've visited, with so much going on in the streets! At the time I visited, I wasn't that much into street photography and thus didn't take many street pictures... Would love to go back as soon as I can

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It's high on my list as well!

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Sep 29, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

I’d love to shoot in Ambon and Amahei. My family is from there, and it’s a mix of a very busy city (Ambon) and a very traditional village (Amahei), both located on the Moluccas, tropical islands with very rich nature, inhabited by kind people.

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Oh wow the personal connection makes it even better!

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Sep 28, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

Of the cities I've been to (or will shortly visit), Tokyo, New York, and Mexico City are obvious choices. But given the nature of the question, I should probably pick somewhere I have no plans on visiting, or even can't visit. So in that case I'd say Cape Town. I've made several South African friends recently. and the country's history is fascinating on so many levels.

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Deeply fascinating!

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Sep 28, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

Definetely Barcelona! Everytime I look to the architecture and the entire skateboarding scene over there I get mesmerized.

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the light there is great too!

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Sep 27, 2023Liked by Wesley Verhoeve

I love visiting NYC (and briefly lived there around 14 years ago). I haven't visited in a while and would like to get back and take more photographs. Perhaps I could revisit some of my favorite photos I took when I lived there to document how it has changed.

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Great idea!

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