Analogue Street, a set on Flickr.A collection of photographs from my film camera Pentax MX, a lot of black & white loom film. Film that has been pushed from 400 ISO to 1600.
I have also used Ilford HP5 and Kodak 200 which I thought was really nice to use and the results very vibrant. Moving on from my last projects and wanting to capture key subject matter, and not just people sitting or smoking, this time round I focused on people using mobile phones juxtaposed with motifs or signs so as to complete a visual meaning in the work. Some of these are as I have normally found metaphors comical, sometimes too they can be serious.
I met some great people especially the guy on the street with the paper cup, he didn't mind me photographing him, in fact whilst conversing with this man, he was the one who had the apparent interest in what I was doing, I explained I shoot social documentary / street photography. When I spotted you I thought this is how I perceive Britain today, I know am not alone in this analogy people in the UK are getting poorer, living conditions even for those wanting to migrate here, know that its do or bust.
With that being said, they're other topics to photograph too, the festive season always brings out more shoppers from near or far, and they can be perfect to photograph. Looking at the photographs I can see my style of street photography may not please everyone, but that is okay.
I know I can learn more from other photographers too, I recently found through Flickr the Greek photographer Zisis Kardianos, his work is phenomenal and viewing the book he has published too, certainly gave me food for thought.
You just have to open your eyes to the possibilities.
Anyways enjoy viewing the photographs from the past few weeks I have captured and have a look at the gallery I put together on Flickr.