A self-proclaimed “snapshot photographer”, Troy Holden walks miles and miles of San Francisco to create his street snapshots. Holden’s style is graphic and balanced, with each composition wonderfully crafted around characters moving through their environment. These bold portraits are grounded in quiet moments where seemingly empty sidewalks hold only the subject, Troy, and his camera.As explained in his interview with EmotionDaily, “I prefer the definition of flâneur as it relates to photography : a person who walks the streets of a city in order to capture its essence. My photos are casual snapshots in that regard." Holden has also featured work with Hamburger Eyes, a San Francisco based zine and photobook publisher representing some of most dynamic contemporary street photographers from around the world.

text by Linnea Stephan