Street photography is a challenge regardless of the weather as it's a hit-or-miss type of photography to begin with. Sometimes you find images and others you don't, or you're not in the right fame of mind to see them, your timing might be off, or you just straight up miss the moment. And in the winter months, some of these factors are compounded with the added element of cold weather. Traditionally the coldest months of the year are not my favourite time to hit the streets, but winter can be rewarding as it does present moments not found any other time of the year.
People bundled up to a ridiculous degree, with just the tiniest amount of skin necessary open to the elements are my favourite. I find myself keeping my head on an extra swivel with similar coats and colours creating the potential for repeating patterns everywhere. Then there are just funny little moments, like someone eating crackers in the middle of a snowstorm.
It may not be easy, and for sure isn't always fun, but it is worthwhile to go out and shoot in the cold. It helps keep your skills sharp and challenges you to produce in even the most uncomfortable elements.
Though my gear freezes, batteries drop like flies and my fingers and toes freeze fast the results are worth it.