My trip in Eastern Europe started in Ukraine’s capital city of Kiev. Ukraine became my best travel surprise in a while and Kiev was a big reason why. I lucked out with the weather and saw nothing, but sunshine my whole week in Kiev. It was warm, beautiful and the perfect weather for Street Photography.
While the light was amazing, there was plenty more that I loved about Kiev for photography. It was one of the most photography friendly places I’ve been to, there was so much life to capture, it had its own unique atmosphere and while very walkable, the metro was great too. On top of that, Kiev is a beautiful city that costs a fraction of any other large European city right now.
Outside of photography, there’s plenty to do and see, amazing food, culture, architecture, and a great vibe. I could imagine spending a lot more time in Kiev and loving every minute of it. I can’t recommend the place enough.
And for 33 Street Photography photos I captured during my week in Kiev, just start scrolling…
33 Street Photography Photos from Kiev, Ukraine
Starting in the Streets of Kiev…
1. Early Morning Strolling
2. Military & Pianos
4. Runaway Stroller
Looking for Light in Kiev…
5. Kyiv, Hearts & Legs
6. More Kyiv, Hearts & Legs
7. Selfie Love
8. Sunlight, Color & Love
Metro Window Light…
At the Metro…
15. Moving Trains & Reflections
17. Packed Trains & Big Glasses
18. Packed Trains & Angry Cops
At the Market…
21. Face Bandage
Back to the Streets…
23. (Make Your Own Caption :)
24. Bus Stops, Ice Cream & Flowers
25. Wounded Knee
26.Waiting on the Bus
27. Currency Exchange
28. Smoking Break Behind the Bushes
29. Smoke Break for the Street Characters/Hustlers
Ending Kiev with Some Yellow Balloons…
Not that I had low expectations, but everything about Kiev was amazing during my week there. As soon as I left, I missed it and couldn’t wait to come back. It’s a European city with its own character too, but without all the tourists and high prices. I’d recommend making a visit to Kiev before that quickly changes. Check out my first impressions of Kiev from a Street Photographer’s perspective to find out more. And stay tuned for a Street Photography Guide to the city!
Have you photographed Kiev before or do you plan on it someday? Let me know about it in the comments below!
And tell me which photos you like best too!