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Travis Jensen Talks About His Passion for Street Photography in San Francisco


San Francisco-based street photographer Travis Jensen has made a name for himself capturing candid shots, many of them in the rough Tenderloin neighborhood in downtown San Francisco. In this video from KAYO TV, he explains his love of street photography and the city that has become his adopted home.

As he explains in the video, Jensen sees street photography as what he was “meant to do,” a natural form of expression for someone who spent much of his past immersed in the skateboarding scene.

[Street photography] reminds me a lot of skateboarding growing up in the early nineties. It’s very raw, it’s unrehearsed, it’s spontaneous… S***, I’ll walk around for eight hours some days back and forth through the Tenderloin and I’ll only come home with one photo, and I’m ok with that.

For Jensen, street photography provides him with the professional challenges and personal rewards he needs to be happy doing what he does, even if he doesn’t do it full-time. To see more of his work, be sure to visit his website or follow him on Instagram.

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