Cambridge is home to a fascinating mix of university and indigenous communities who coexist snugly within its small boundaries and it is this juxtaposition that provides the focus of many of my pictures. Cambridge also acts as host to a cosmopolitan range of visitors who arrive in their thousands as tourists for a few days or as foreign students for the summer. For this reason I am fortunate in that most people are used to seeing cameras everywhere which makes candid photography a little easier than it would be in say, Stevenage for example.
Street photography often tends to be ironic and can be distanced from its subject matter by focusing on a single human situation, caught at a decisive or poignant moment. In many cases however I have been attracted by a scene simply because of its composition or colours. The best thing about street photography though is that it is possible for the final viewer of a picture to see more than the original photographer – proof, if any were needed, that there is more going on in any moment than a single person can understand.
My 365 day project of daily photographs continues beyond 3,000 days and counting.
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Leica Q (fixed lens 28mm f/1.7)
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