I’m very pleased to be one of the 100 photographers included in this new book, Street Photography – A History in 100 Iconic Images by David Gibson.
This chronological survey of street photography starts with Edward Steichen back in 1904 and travels through to the present day via Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Frank, William Klein, André Kertész, Vivian Maier, Garry Winogrand, Ernst Haas, Joel Meyerowitz, Elliott Erwitt, Tony Ray-Jones, Josef Koudelka, Helen Levitt, cover star Jeff Mermelstein and, of course, many more. The contents page is shown below.
Street Photography – A History in 100 Iconic Images by David Gibson is out now.
Each photo has a double-page spread. Photo: Si Jubb
A friend who works as a receptionist at a hotel in Weymouth recently asked me for details of local veggie or vegan places to eat, as he's had an increasing number of visitors ask about meat-free places in the area.
I took a while to put together details for him, and I thought it would be useful to share it here as well.
The HiVe Cafe All food vegetarian/vegan. Family run. 20 Park Street (near town centre Westham Road Wilkos) Weymouth, Dorset DT4 7DQ, UK Currently 11am to 3.30pm Tuesday to Saturday (open Sundays in summer) Tel: 07867 898498 https://www.facebook.com/www.thehivecafeweymouth.co.uk/ (No web site) NB. Not be confused with the well-known Hive Beach Cafe in Burton Bradstock, which is good but not particularly vegetarian. I notice that some reviewers on TripAdvisor have mixed the two up...
I don't currently have any pictures of the venues, so I've picked out a few of my photos from local country shows... Wasp vs bees.
Nautico Lounge Bar/cafe, many vegetarian options Separate vegan menu HERE 63-66 St Thomas St (near town centre Tesco) Weymouth, Dorset DT4 8EL, UK 9am to 11pm, 7 days a week Tel: 01305 789242 Website: thelounges.co.uk
Here’s a selection of photos from participants on a one-day street photography workshop I ran in London in, erm, April 2017. Apologies for the slight delay in posting.
This has got to be the one of the best set of photos from a workshop I was involved with. It's the sort of collective result I hoped for from a workshop, thanks mainly to good participants. There’s a heap of hand and gesture action, and loads of interesting interactions. And you get a sense of the frenetic urgency of central London.
First up, Alex Steger, all the way from Baton Rouge, Louisiana . Alex was using a Leica Q 28mm
Next, one from Sean Pollock, a well-known photographer specialising in portraits. If you’ve seen a portrait of the former football manager, Alex Ferguson on a book cover or in a magazine, chances are that fellow Scot Sean Pollock took it…
Now one from Angelo Gifford, who has been to several of my days out. Thanks Angelo.
One from Jure Maticic, visiting from Slovenia. Jure was using an Fujifilm X-T2.
Sean Pollock. One of the instructions I gave was one that Garry Winogrand used to give students, simply – “take a picture of someone doing something to someone else”.
Angelo Gifford. Sunglasses...
Sean Pollock. Sean was using a Nikon D810 with a 24-70mm lens. A hefty combination.
Angelo Gifford. Angelo was using a Panasonic G6.
Sean Pollock. Pointing...
Alex Steger. Change money
Angelo Gifford. Multitasking...
Sean Pollock. Do not cross...
Alex Steger. Theatre tickets...
Sean Pollock. Window into building work...
Manu Smith-Palomeque. Reflections...
Manu Smith-Palomeque. Theatre security...
Sean Pollock. Hats...
Sean Pollock. Bins...
Manu Smith-Palomeque A U-bend photographer...
Sean Pollock. Sean took a lot of photos. Sean can be found on the web here or Instagram here
And lastly, Alex Steger
Not bad for an afternoon's work...
Finally finally, a photo I took on my way to meet the group...
There were seven participants, and I've included some photos from all of the five who uploaded photos to the group Flickr pool. The two attendees who didn’t submit photos are still welcome to do so (if you can remember that far back in time…).
A quick summary of my photography from July this year, including some from the New Forest Show and Yeovil Show. The country shows always generate an unusually (for me) large number of photos to go through, and I need to examine them in more detail. I've posted a few that jumped out at me below.
Talking of backlogs - I still have to go through photos from participants from workshops I gave in London and Bath last year - the most ancient being the workshop on 8 April 2017. So in the unlikely event of anyone reading this remembering me claim that I'd post some of their photos here, I haven't forgotten, and will do that soon. Really.
After taking a short break from festival going – my last music festival was Reading 1993 – I had the chance to go to Bestival at short notice a couple of weeks ago. The festival was running from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th August, and followed on from its sister festival, Camp Bestival , the week before.
Based on the Lulworth Estate surrounding Lulworth Castle, the festival looked like a short hop from my home in Weymouth, which would allow me to commute in. Four days of good weather were forecast.
So, leaving my tent at home, I took the train and shuttle bus, and had a look at the opening day on the Thursday afternoon. This turned out to be mainly a recce day for me. A lot of activities and areas were being set up, and – as a 50-plus year-old man – I was already wondering if I was getting a bit long in the tooth for an event that’s popular with uni students. Unlike Reading 1993, neither New Order nor Trumans Water seemed to be on the bill.
I was interested in photographing the event, and could see straight away that the papers would be full of great or serviceable photos of bright young things in sequins and glitter, and long-lens photos of music headliners on stage. I couldn’t really compete in that arena.
So, how could I make sense of this festival – both to enjoy and to photograph? I came home on Thursday night and took a look at the festival website and Wikipedia entry.
There was a promising section on the festival website called It’s Not All About The Music. OK then, I’ll avoid photographing the music, especially as everyone else will be doing that… I’ll photograph all this other stuff. I noted down a few terms and ideas that interested me, including this year’s festival theme, Circus, and returned for Saturday and Sunday…
Thursday afternoon. Things were being set up, and this was mainly a recce day for me. Here's some practising on the high wire. This year's festival theme was CIRCUS.
On to the Bestival weekend. Two pianos with accompanying people in the Ambientland area.
Not medical emergencies but people paying for the intravenous vitamin drip experience
Fourteen photos from Bath, Bournemouth, Bristol and Weymouth.
Clicking on the image may take you to a larger version, or slideshow, depending on your set-up...
Bath, roadworks, watching, hi-vis, workmen
Bath, tourists, coach, street photography
Bath, Marmaris Restaurant, couples, street photography
Bournemouth, pier, Bank Holiday Monday, shadows
Bournemouth, Bank Holiday Monday, prom, dinghy, oars, amusements, seaside street photography
Bristol, M Shed, industrial museum, crane, reading
Bristol, Castle Park, Castle Gardens, fountain, photographing, gardens
Brit Valley Companion Dog Show, West Bay Showground, dogs, rosette, prize
I've photographed the Brit Valley Rotary Club Companion Dog Show show many times - every year it's more sparsely populated, and this year was the quietest by far. Time for the club to do some publicity for the show, or it will soon be extinct...
Brit Valley Companion Dog Show, West Bay Showground, dogs, judging