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This collection of London street photography is a reflection on the novel "Mrs Dalloway" by Virginia Woolf.

I relate to the novel in part because of its setting in central London, but more so through the style of writing, the personal thoughts of individuals woven into their experience of a day in the city.

The photographs of mine that arrest me most are those in which the figures passing through the frame beg me to wonder what's on their minds: the mundane, the epic, the hope, the fear.

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About the Author

Sean McDonnell
street_sean London

For over twenty years I've practised in London and, occasionally, Paris, Tokyo & New York. I enjoy discussing, showing and writing about my work.
My photographs are in the collections of the Royal Photographic Society and the Bibliothèque Nationale and in, 2011, my work was selected for the Museum of London's survey of London street photography.
I'm currently busy with the Ambiguous Book Project, a collaboration between photographers from around the world, now published on Blurb!

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Publish Date  September 18, 2009

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  40 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Arts & Photography

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ruskinbooks says

I like this treatment though I'm not too well-acquainted with Woolf so maybe I', missing some of the more subtle points. Nonetheless, I like the Satanic feel to London (that Brixton there somewhere?) and recall the work of the Italian Sergio Larrain ("London 1958-59) and even Tony Ray Jones.

Good work!

Richard Baker

posted at 08:55am Feb 01 PST

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