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Sometimes we look but don’t see.

I hadn’t really been aware of street photography as a thing until I went to theprintspace’s September First Tuesday. The evening was a presentation by the Street Photography London collective. A talented bunch of photographers with different experiences and careers, who all share a love of capturing frames of interest they see on the streets.

I think I like it because its people watching, something I love to do. Everybody has a story to tell but in most cases, you don’t know what it is, so you make up your own stories about them. That’s what street photographers do – tell stories. It doesn’t matter if they’re true or not (or even if they’ve got people in).

All seven of the collective that presented had a good eye. Being in the right place at the right time isn’t enough. You look at some of the shots and think ‘ooh, that was lucky’ and maybe it was, but they had to be ‘seeing’ and be camera ready to catch it. It was an interesting evening and some good questions were asked (about permissions, equipment, process and morality) and some wise advice given (“Would you like it if it was taken of you? If not, don’t use it”).

There’s plenty of information out there about street photography so I’m not going to repeat it. I’d just like to share my favourite image from each of the seven photographers and leave you with a link to Street Photography London so you can find out more.

Nicholas Goodden - Walk the line - nicholasgooddenphotography.co.uk

Nicholas Goodden – Walk the line  Walk the line nicholasgooddenphotography.co.uk

Alan Schaller

Alan Schaller – alanschallerphotography.co.uk


Gagan Sadana – blackandwhitestreetphotography.com


Justin Cliffe – justincliffe.com


Kin Chan – kinchanphotography.com


Sam Burton – samburtonphoto.com


Walter Rothwell – walterrothwell.com

Thank you, Nicholas Goodden
Alan Schaller
Gagan Sadana
Justin Cliffe
Kin Chan
Sam Burton and
Walter Rothwell

photo of the week

© Walter Rothwell 2015

© Walter Rothwell 2015

This photo of the week is by Walter Rothwell.  He’s a member of the Street Photography London collective and I saw a presentation of their work at theprintspace on Tuesday. I’ll write more about that later but this is one of my favourites from Walter’s street photography panaramas, seen on his website.

I think his Hasselblad Xpan and love of shooting on film make his work stand out, but it’s more than that. He has an eye for a good shot and just recognises when a scene will be perfectly framed with the extra width of the Hasselblad or when his Nikon 28Ti will do the job too. Here are a few more to enjoy, or you can see more of his work at www.walterrothwell.com

© Walter Rothwell 2015

© Walter Rothwell 2015

© Walter Rothwell 2015

© Walter Rothwell 2015

© Walter Rothwell 2015

© Walter Rothwell 2015

© Walter Rothwell 2015

© Walter Rothwell 2015

Something to look forward to

I had an email this week from theprintspace about the Sony World Photography Awards 2016 (links below).

The awards include different competitions for Professionals, Students (studying photography), Youth (age 12-19) and an Open competition – with 10 categories judged on a single image, open to all.

If this image by Adrian Jaszczak is the quality we can expect, I can’t wait. Unfortunately, I’ll have to as the results aren’t due until April 2016.


Sony World Photography Awards.


Get out and get inspired

That was a great Friday night. I met a friend at the closing event of ‘Intimate’ by Miss Led at ThePrintSpace in Shoreditch. (Links below)

The exhibition has been on since the beginning of December but for this event, she was doing a live demo, sharing how she works with mixed media and some top tips on working as an illustrator. She had a selection of beautiful portraits on display and an opportunity to buy limited edition prints. What you didn’t get from the prints, of course, was the wall art extending out from each canvas, but they’re still nice pieces to have. Sometimes you just have to be there.

I didn’t get to talk to her as she had quite a circle of fans but it inspired me to go online and find out more.

I really like her site and her work but I particularly liked one of the projects she’s been involved in – Ted Baker: Live Portraiture. In flagship stores around the world, customers had their photo taken wearing an outfit from the new Ted Baker collection (2012). Then, 11 artists sat in ‘Ted’s Drawing Room’ at London HQ and chose the photos they wanted to illustrate. The day was streamed live across the internet and in stores, resulting in great publicity for Ted Baker and the artists involved. Plus 100 lucky customers received a signed and framed portrait created by one of 11 top illustrators. What a great idea. And the greatest result for the lucky customers chosen by Miss Led who received one of her original portraits.