Kevin WY Lee is a street/documentary photographer and also founder of Invisible Photographer Asia which I regularly read because I'm attracted to the type of journalism work and articles from emerging photographers.
Kevin was recently interviewed by the great folks at Feature Shoot and when asked about what qualities he believes are imperative to be a good street photographer, the 6 attributes he described are ones I absolutely agree with. He goes on to elaborated a bit more on them but here are the 2 that stuck out the most for me:
Curiosity: Having child-like curiosity is important because street photography is, by nature, voyeuristic. If you’re bored with the world, you’ll be blind to her magic.
Hunger: Street photography is much like hunting. You must be hungry to go out there and hunt until you get that shot. Good hunters stalk their prey very patiently before sniping.