About the Ebook
Street photography is a type of documentary photography that features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls, public events and other settings.
Street photography uses the techniques of straight photography in that it shows a pure vision of something, like holding up a mirror to society. Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter, and often concentrates on a single human moment, caught at a decisive or poignant moment.
As a responsible photographer I try to make honest images which show as a record, the way we live now. All the photographs in this book were made over a five year period. I have no particular agenda in the choice of images, other than to try and tell a story with each one.
If you look carefully at the images you will be able to interpret and decide what the picture says to you. Your story may not be the same as mine and you will likely see things that I have not even noticed.
I am a professional photographer and graphic designer based on the coast of Essex in the UK. I make images for events, PR, and social or commercial use. When I'm not doing that I enjoy the challenge of getting out on the streets documenting real life, or when in a quieter mood making images of landscapes at home and abroad. I regularly exhibit my images in galleries and print fairs in the UK. I have been interested in 'street photography' for some time, always promising myself that one day I would publish a book on on the subject. The result of that ambition was my first book, 'Bangkok Street Views - another side of the City'. This was quickly followed up by a documentary style book 'Beach Hut Life'. And now my third book 'Meetings With Strangers' Street Photography Volume One is published. 150 pages of what I hope are thought provoking images made between 2006 and 2011. I would be really happy to receive your reviews and comments. Many thanks