Bruce Gilden is fearless. Throughout the 4 min and 3 sec of this video he encroaches on people’s personal bubble. Well, maybe the personal bubble of those of us raised out west. He pursues his craft, his art without apologies. Yet, in his work I see empathy and compassion under the gruff exterior. Bruce is attracted to something in the people he chooses to photograph. I believe he captures that which he sees. His project Only God Can Judge Me, isn’t funny nor exploitative. I see honesty and vulnerability in his portraits.
Bruce Gilden, a contemporary iconic street photographer. His photographs are as recognizable as his name. Bruce inspires me to understand my attraction to a scene or person and work at my craft to capture and communicate that feeling to my audience.