ZOOM LECTURE - 'CONVERSATIONS - RAMBLINGS OF A SO-CALLED STREET PHOTOGRAPHER'
Hello, thank you for your enquiry regarding my Zoom presentation for camera clubs and photographic societies. Much of my photography, predominantly street portraiture, takes place in and around the historic Spitalfields area of London’s East End. The often random approach to my work has resulted in some award-winning images. My entry for the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2016 was used on the catalogue cover for the National Portrait Gallery 2016 exhibition and for an extensive poster campaign. Further images resulted in ‘winner’ status in BJP’s Portrait of Britain in 2018 and Portrait of Humanity in 2019.
This is not a how-to presentation about photographing strangers, more about the stories behind the images and sometimes life-enhancing encounters. That said, I am more than happy to share my approach to street portraiture and answer any questions. I also share my belief that there is much to be gained by developing a deep knowledge of the geography, history and people of a chosen location.
I continually update my presentations, that way I hope to keep them fresh and current. Please do not hesitate to contact me should you require any further information. A few comments about my talk may be seen HERE
Postscript: As of mid-February 2021, I have three handouts for distribution after the presentation, they are:
1. 'Approaching Strangers' - Some recommendations for initial research, inspiration and hints to engage with strangers.
2. 'Fleeting Intimacies' - A guide to the 'connecting with strangers' universe.
3. 'Further Research' - Recommendations to discover photographers that you may not know.
Created using mind mapping techniques, the handouts are handy one-page PDF documents with clickable links.