A cityscape without people makes any city seem like a ghost town—regardless of how interesting the town may actually be.
Recently I’ve been doing a lot of work for the Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitor Bureau and The Official Montgomery & River Region Visitor Guide. A large portion of this work is photography, and when you are trying to bring more visitors to a city—the last thing you want them to think is that it’s dead. So I started to realize that even though I may have a killer image of historic downtown Montgomery, it’s worthless unless it shows community involvement or interactivity.
People tend to want to be where people are, they want to see places that are vibrant and “happening”. Oh sure, 5:30 a.m. may give you the perfect lighting on Dexter Avenue, but your not going to find too many people walking the streets at that time of day.
Here are a couple of images that I’ve elected to reshoot recently to get a better sense of community and involvement.