Shifts

For decades Street Photographs have looked the same, they have followed a well used template that was born in the 1930’s, developed a little in the 1960’s and become well and truly saturated in the 2000’s. This project deliberately shifts away from the Rangefinder and 35mm lens snap, it replaces the one-liner with a bigger, broader view of the street that takes into account not just the people but the realm they inhabit. Structures and spaces are as important in these pictures as the people who pass through them. The series combines my love of candid public photography with the order and discipline of my commissioned architectural photography. Composition, atmosphere, depth and light are used to set the scene for a tableau of figures.