A Debate on the Privatisation of Public Space

This is not just something that affects architectural photographers but news photographers and street photographers too and is well worth the read if you are in the UK. Privatisation of Public Space is happening in many cites too, normally around shopping centres to name just one To briefly present some of the key points of the speakers’ presentations Marc Vallée spoke of his interest in photographing places … Continue reading A Debate on the Privatisation of Public Space

Is Street Photography Good for Anthropology?

While I was studying art photography at university, I discovered some books on Anthropology Photography and was quite fascinated over the arguments and conceptions of photography in those early days. Statements like  "a native would not be able to recognise themselves in a photo as they have never seen a photograph before" and the classic one "photographs steal the soul of the person photographed" Today … Continue reading Is Street Photography Good for Anthropology?

Documentary photograph Queens Diamond Jubilee at Belper, Derbyshire

Queen's Diamond Jubilee – All it did is rain!

I had scoured the local newspaper trying to find out what was happening where in the way of street parties, but our local rag is useless it had been putting out locations in snippet from, but no details of times or what was expected or planed – shoddy journalism!  Most were in pubs, or a BBQ at the back of the pub which was not what I was after, … Continue reading Queen's Diamond Jubilee – All it did is rain!

Street Photography – We Did Not Speak

Street Photography Normally when I do Street Photography, I end up in a conversation with the subject I have just photographed. Street Photography with a flash, is kind of obvious and people know they have been photographed so I spend a minute and have a chat with them. However with the iPhone and Street Photographer there is no need people just don’t notice it as … Continue reading Street Photography – We Did Not Speak

Street Photography in Nottingham with an iPhone

Street Photography with an iPhone

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I was in Nottingham today lugging my camera and flash around with my friend Tim who was doing the same. For some reason we both ended up using an iPhone to do some street photography for about half an hour. It is very simple with the Hipstermatic app, as people just are not aware or perceive a mobile phone as a threat. I’ll post some up from my main camera later
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Detroit: The Troubled City | Magnum In Motion

This is very interesting piece by Bruce Gilden more known for his street photography, well worth watching Detroit: The Troubled City Bruce Gilden As part of his work on the effects of foreclosures in America, Bruce Gilden recently traveled to Detroit, Michigan. What he found was a desolate landscape where the subprime mortgage crisis is the latest blow hitting the “troubled city” already on its … Continue reading Detroit: The Troubled City | Magnum In Motion