hooded figure on phone

Everyone’s On the Phone

If you were to ask me about the most significant development in street photography in the last thirty years, my reply would not be about digital cameras or photo editing software. It would be about what people are actually doing in the street. These days, everyone is on the phone. Thirty years ago no one … Read more

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Why I Wrote “Street Photography Is Cool”

Street photography is a much-maligned art form, but I think it’s cool. It’s certainly cool when it’s done well. Who could dispute the coolness of Daido Moriyama, Henri Cartier-Bresson and Vivian Maier? Yet even when it’s done badly there’s something… something… something… about it. The New Book I wrote “Street Photography Is Cool” (published March … Read more

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Playing With Water

People become strangely uninhibited when they play with water in the street. I think it must be owing to one of our atavistic instincts, a distant memory of the amphibian origin of mammals. More likely, it’s because it’s a bit naughty and certainly very wet. April is the month for the Thai festival of Songkran, … Read more