Street Photography

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.

Dark alleyway with refuse And garbage highlighted
Sheffield. Canon Demi EE17.
Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1250
Elongated shadow of man sat on a bench in Sheffield
Sheffield. Canon Demi EE17.
Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1250

Girl checking her phone whilst waiting at a bus stop wearing an adidas bag
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 400 Pushed to 800.
Cleaning equipment in the frosted window of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 400 Pushed to 1600
The Light Cinema welcome marquee In Sheffield
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 400 Pushed to 1600.
Dog waiting outside a shop for it’s owner
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 400 Pushed to 1600
Old man been hassled by a group of pigeons
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 400 Pushed to 1600.
Vintage style old man sat on bench reading a newspaper
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder.
Ilford HP5.

Volkswagen Golf being overshadowed by Ivy growing up a wall
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder.
Ilford HP5 pushed to 1600.

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.

A man charging his phone at a BT InLink hub in Sheffield
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 400 Pushed to 1600.
Wheelchair and tin cans left outside sexual health Sheffield
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 400 Pushed to 1600.
Young Bulldog sits patiently in Sheffield City Centre
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 400 Pushed to 1600.
Family stops to inspect Sheffield’s Peace Gardens fountain
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 3200.
Bicycle with child seat and flag parked between two cars
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder.
Ilford Delta 3200
Two Men admire Leonardo DaVinci artwork at Millennium Gallery Sheffield exhibition
Sheffield. Canon Demi EE17.
Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1250.
chanukah menorah lighting at the peace gardens in sheffield
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 3200.
Boy stretches and reads in Sheffield Winter Gardens Street Photography
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 3200.
Man vapes and smoke emerges from face
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford
Workmen access construction site in high visibility clothes and hard hats
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 3200.
Homeless Person sleeps on Sheffield city hall steps With guitar
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford Delta 3200.

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.

Man sleeps on steps in Sheffield city centre
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford
Man Vapes and steam emerges from his head
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 800.
Stylish woman with tattoos and sunglasses checks her phone walking through Sheffield
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 800.
Married couple attempt to walk through steel bollard with shopping bag
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 800.
Man sleeps on Sheffield botanical garden bench
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 800.
Man decorates window of tailored suit shop on London road Sheffield
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600.
Young couple lay in the sun at Sheffield botanical gardens
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford
Abandoned furniture sits outside covered in snow off London Road Sheffield
Sheffield. Canon P Rangefinder. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600.
Smartly dressed Man walks through Sheffield City Centre with Ferris wheel in background
Sheffield. Yashica Mat. Ilford Delta 3200
Fedora sits in back of car on a sunny day
Sheffield. Canon A1. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600.
Abandoned furniture blocking no parking zone
Sheffield. Canon A1. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600.
Rental bicycles parked in a row on Sheffield High Street
Sheffield. Canon A1. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600.
Man adjusts protective shutters on supermarket windows at closing time
Sheffield. Canon A1. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600.
Man applies posters to phone booth windows
Sheffield. Canon A1. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600.
The Wonderful Everyday sign at Sheffield Amphitheater
Sheffield. Canon A1. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600.
Broken Television sits outside Sheffield home
Sheffield. Canon A1. Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600.
Bicycle with stolen wheels and parts locked up with Taxis in background
Sheffield. Canon A1.
Ilford HP5 Pushed to 1600

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.