Habitus

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For the first few years of my life, Mum, Dad and I lived with my grandparents and great auntie, in a then very familiar social setting. After demobbing from the army, Dad was working as a salesman, and Grandad, after retiring as a police sergeant, was a bank guard. The toilet was outside, just like every other house in the …

Fifty Years of Street Photography

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It is slightly ironic that when I started taking my photography almost as a full time job, about 6 / 7 years ago, I thought that the area that I was lacking was portrait work. And, by that, I meant candids, on the street. Mick Yates. Streets of Aswan. 1975. Yet, as I work my way through scanning my slides …