Yesterday I stumbled upon a quote that says:
"when you photograph people in color - you photograph their clothes"
"when you photograph people in b&w - you photograph their soul" (Ted Grant)Maybe you think that this quote from Mr. Grant is a rule or a law and you think good street photography should be like he mentioned in the quote above. But this is just Mr. Grants opinion and it works for him in his world view. You don't have to take this statement as a rule for taking better photographs. For me clothes can be a colorful and soulful part of the whole personality. I don't mean fashion victims who try to put brand names on their body to impress others. There are people out there in the streets who express their soul on the outside with a great sense of style and color as a part of their personality.
|without color you won't notice sock & skull|
|more soulful in black and white?|
(open source) photo taken by Eric Kim
It is good to have opinions and thoughts of other people, but don´t be a parrot and follow those people or rules like a dog. There are no strict rules in art. Just do what you love!