In my spare time I can be found photographing the city, streets and people of Sheffield with film cameras.
My main camera is a 1958 Canon P rangefinder, but I also use a half frame camera (Canon Demi), and a 6×6 TLR (YashicaMAT).
For consistency, I mainly shoot black and white film through my Rangefinder.
Street Photography is an art that combines documentary, lifestyle and often humour or juxtaposition to create compelling photographs.
The main ability of a Street Photographer is to capture something of interest, a subject – whether a person, animal, object or a combination of elements to create an image that will provide a sense of life on the street.
Street Photography itself can be used as a historical record of how a society used to be, whether it shows public attitudes, fashion, technology, transport or architecture.
All these elements can be valuable after the fact, and even mundane street photography can become a valuable time capsule to the past.
Street Photography is a small part of my everyday life, whether I take 1 or 10 photographs. I’m always looking for points of interest or stories to tell with my camera.
As such, I’m developing a project that combines illustration and my street photography, into a single narrative. This will hopefully be published as a book in the future.