Category Archives: Street Photography

Cambridge Darkroom – Planning and Photography

What’s the connection between town planning and photography?  Not a lot you might think, but in one case of a relationship has emerged, albeit a secondary one. I recently had a Zoom meeting with two researchers, Alina Khakoo and Lucy … Continue reading

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Postcards From Southwold 2

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Cheltenham

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Snaps while visiting the Cheltenham Science Festival at the weekend

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Man – Mango

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Five Facets of Photography – Ideas that Changed Photography: The Decisive Moment

The course I’m running for the Cambridge U3A, Five Facets of Photography, starts this week with ‘Ideas that Changed Photography’.  This post comes from that module.  Posts over the next five weeks will include material from subsequent modules. Henri Cartier-Bresson … Continue reading

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Five Facets of Photography – Ideas that Changed Photography: New Documents

The New Documents exhibition at MOMA in 1967, small, framed black-and-white pictures by Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, and Garry Winogrand, was modest by today’s standards.  The work had a casual, offhand quality and the subject matter was apparently random and … Continue reading

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David Runnacles – reality checkpoints

A surprise arrived with a thump on the doormat last Friday: the latest book by David Runnacles, reality checkpoints – cambridge photos 2021. David is a man of few words and a brief text on the front cover flap sets … Continue reading

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Shingle Street 30

Spent some time at the weekend doing a first edit of photographs to go in a book recording my visits to Shingle Street.  They fall into 14 more or less well defined categories, hamlet, beach, percolation lagoons etc.  As always … Continue reading

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Coffee Stop

Bridges coffee shop, Tuesday 19th November; I’m on my way to the ‘Reading Women’ class.  Outside with a black americano and an almond croissant; it’s mild for mid-November, but a brisk wind rattles the awning overhead. I dip into Women … Continue reading

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Reading Women 4

Yesterday’s U3AC session looked at The Blessed Reader, images of the Virgin Mary, principally the Annunciation.  The pictures included: the Simone Martini altarpiece, 1333, in Byzantine style; the Fra Angelico fresco from San Marco, Florence, c. 1435; a Veneziano predella … Continue reading

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David Runnacles

Several posts over the past three or four years have shown or mentioned the work of David Runnacles, a street photographer based in Cambridge.  His work has now been featured in INSPIRED EYE | Street Photography Magazine + Insights Video … Continue reading

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Footfall: Nice Cover, Shame About the Book

‘Does the artist understand their work best?’  That’s the question posed in the Royal Academy of Arts Magazine, Summer 2021.  Yes, argues critic Matthew Holman, ‘because they possess a more profound understanding of what they are up to’.  No, says … Continue reading

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Photographic Ups and Downs

Thursday 27th was a day of photographic ups and downs. On the upside, the final version of my latest photobook, Footfall, was sent to Blurb for printing.  I tweaked a few of the pictures and included eight new ones that … Continue reading

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Walking 45

‘I walk because I like it.  I like the rhythm of it…’

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Walking 41

‘…walking articulates both physical and mental freedom.’  

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