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Street Life by Brian Dry

Body of Images


Ann Summer’s Big Issue


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people. How  the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?


Why the  final  images  were  selected? I  selected  this  image  because  of  the  irony  between  a  woman,  obviously  down  on  her  luck  and   looking  to  make  some  money  from  selling  the  big  issue  and  the  background  of  Ann  Summers,  a   wealthy  organisa2on  surrounding  her  background.  The  polar  opposites  of  vanity  and  need,   sexual  desires  versus  food  on  the  plate,  a  background  skimpy  underwear  against  the   foreground  of  4  layers  of  clothes.   I  liked  the  contrast  in  the  untold  stories  and  the  subject  relates  to  the  street  theme. What  Relevant  documenta2on  where  used? No  documentaEon  was  required  for  this  image.  However,  I  paid  the  lady  £2  for  aNer  the  shot  was   taken  as  a  thank  you. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons.


H &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  considera2on  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  Considera2ons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.   wheelchairs,  disabled  or  having  a  carer.


Dancing Boy


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people. How  the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?


Why the  final  images  were  selected? I  came  across  a  boy  randomly  dancing  to  music  being  played  by  a  Eastern  European.  The  contrast   between  the  boy  who  looked  slightly  too  clean  cut  and  judging  by  his  dress  style  and  appearance,   would  not  expect  to  be  dancing  in  the  street  to  a  street  musician’s  music.  An  example  of  the   unexpected  street  life.   What  Relevant  documenta2on  where  used? No  documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons.


H &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.


Enough


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people.


How the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?

Why the  final  images  were  selected? The  Christmas  shopping  season  and  this  is  an  image  of  a  woman  who  has  obviously  had  enough.   It  may  be  the  realisaEon  of  how  much  has  been  spent  or  just  exhausEon  but  the  picture  is  of  a   person  who  in  shopping  terms  has  had  enough.  


What Relevant  documenta2on  where  used? No  documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons. H  &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.


He Just Disappeared Sergeant


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people.


How the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?

Why the  final  images  were  selected? There  is  comedy  in  this  capture  of  a  protester  walking  around  the  opposite  side  of  the  policeman   who  has  turned  around  looking  for  him.  The  image  has  a  rebellious  message  showing  contempt   for  authority.  An  example  of  random  street  photography.


What Relevant  documenta2on  where  used? No  documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons. H  &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.


It’s Not Right Bill


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people.

How the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?


Why the  final  images  were  selected? Two  elderly  men  talking  in  a  street  in  Colchester.  You  can’t  here  what  they  are  saying  but  the  face   tells  a  story  that  things  are  not  right  in  the  world.  ‘It’s  not  right  Bill’  might  just  be  the  sentence.   Wise  and  endearing  less  and  less  you  see  elderly  people  stop  and  just  talk  in  the  street.

What Relevant  documenta2on  where  used?


No documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons. H  &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.


Hot Dog Man


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people.


How the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?

Why the  final  images  were  selected? The  hot  dog  seller  in  his  tradiEonal  uniform  could  be  from  the  70s.  The  street  trader  brings  some   atmosphere  to  the  market  and  to  the  old  streets  of  Colchester.


What Relevant  documenta2on  where  used? No  documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons. H  &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.


Lived In


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people.


How the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?

Why the  final  images  were  selected? The  old  hat,  the  scruffy  beard,  the  ‘lived  in’  appearance  all  point  to  a  down  and  out  on  the  streets   of  London  unEl  you  come  to  the  chains  around  his  neck.  Now  you  have  a  man  who  wants  to   appear  like  a  street  character,  can  afford  to  appear  like  a  street  character.  But,  is  really  far  from   being  a  street  character.  Perhaps  an  eccentric  character?


What Relevant  documenta2on  where  used? No  documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons. H  &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.


Picture of Health


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people.

How the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?


Why the  final  images  were  selected? The  contrast  of  an  overweight  man  siKng  on  a  wall  having  obviously  having  devoured  street  food   with  the  image  of  Natural  Health  almost  overwhelming  the  image  conveys  the  contrast  I  look  for   in  street  photography.  If  he  turns  around  and  sees  the  ‘IBS’  sign,  will  it  aaache  any  thoughts   between  that  and  the  hot  dog  he  has  just  consumed.  

What Relevant  documenta2on  where  used?


No documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons. H  &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.


The Cone Player


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people.


How the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?

Why the  final  images  were  selected? London  streets  are  full  of  unusual  characters  and  a  hooded  man  with  a  mask  playing  a  traffic  cone   shouldn’t  be  an  excepEon  but  the  contrast  of  the  night  and  the  colour  of  the  cone  caught  my  eye   along  with  the  fact  that  absolutely  nobody  was  taking  a  blind  bit  of  noEce  of  this  guy  making  a   terrible  flatulent  like  noise  from  this  cone.


What Relevant  documenta2on  where  used? No  documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons.

H &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people.


How the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?

Why the  final  images  were  selected? Colchester  street  life.  This  girl  stands  out  from  the  crowed  in  her  1940s  pearls  and  fashion.  She   wants  to  be  different  but  unlike  some  people  who  wear  less  cloths  to  be  noEced,  she  just  puts  on   different  cloths  and  stands  out  in  the  streets  in  her  own  way.


What Relevant  documenta2on  where  used? No  documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons. H  &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.


Candidate name:   Brian  Dry Title  of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people.


How the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?

Why the  final  images  were  selected? What  do  we  want....Nothing,  When  do  we  want  it....Now!  Only  in  London.  A  random,  lonesome   protester  protests  about  nothing.  Or,  perhaps  protesEng  that  he  has  forgoaen  a  marker  pen.   London  street  life.


What Relevant  documenta2on  where  used? No  documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place. Health  and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons. H  &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.


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Candidate name:  

Brian Dry

Title of  the  theme: Street  Portraiture Informa2on  on  the  research  undertaken  and  influences  ? The  influence  for  all  of  my  street  life  portraiture  comes  from  Bill  Cunningham  of  the  New  York   Times.  He  has  a  page  called  ‘On  The  Streets’  every  month  where  he  takes  photos  of  people   wearing  interesEng  cloths  or  just  looking  interesEng  in  some  way  or  another.  I  have  placed   background  informaEon  in  my  scrapbook. I  have  chosen  Colchester  and  London  as  locaEons  for  my  street  life  photography.  I  was  unable  to   get  exactly  what  I  was  looking  for  but  then  street  life  you  never  know  what  will  be  happening  in   the  next  few  seconds.  That’s  the  excitement  of  street  portraiture.  Having  the  camera  on  the  right   manual  seKngs  and  ready  for  what  might  appear  right  in  front  of  you. For  all  the  images  in  this  collecEon,  the  same  principals  apply  for  the  research  and  influenEal   concept  of  this  project. The  prepara2on  and  planning  undertaken  ? I  wanted  to  take  the  pictures  in  aNernoon  light  to  add  to  the  ambience  and  the  Eme  of  year   helped  dull  the  surroundings  to  match  the  black  and  white  contrast  I  am  aNer.  All  the  pictures   were  taken  under  these  condiEons. Camera:  Canon  7d  (my  primary  camera) Lens:  Canon  24-­‐70  2.8  L  (I  chose  this  lens  for  the  zoom  feature  to  70mm  and  considering  that   most  of  the  people  will  be  moving  in  a  dull  light,  the  f.2.8  would  allow  me  to  take  faster  shots  to   avoid  camera  shake  or  movement  blur) A  camera  back  pack  was  used  to  keep  both  hands  free  and  the  equipment.  The  back  pack  is   masked  as  a  normal  back  pack  so  not  to  adverEse  that  it  holds  expensive  gear. From  a  safety  angel,  I  avoided  standing  in  roads  to  get  the  shot  or  suddenly  stopping  in  crowded   places  in  the  middle  of  the  walkway.  In  some  cases,  Oxford  Street  for  example,  I  stood  in  shop   doorways  or  recesses  to  get  away  from  the  throng  of  moving  people.


How the  equipment  was  used  to  capture  images  ?

Why the  final  images  were  selected? A  girl  doo-­‐de-­‐dooing  loudly  along  the  street.  The  volume  can’t  be  captured  in  an  image  but  the   acEon  can  be  seen  in  the  shape  of  the  mouth  and  the  fact  that  she  is  totally  aware  of  the  shot   makes  no  difference  at  all.  The  depth  of  the  people  in  the  background  give  prominence  to  the   subject.


What Relevant  documenta2on  where  used? No  documentaEon  required  in  this  public  place.

Health and  safety,  legal  and  ethical  considera2ons. H  &  S:  No  flash  was  used.  All  consideraEon  was  taken  for  those  around  me  and  those  who  were  the   subject  of  the  images. Legal:  No  legal  documents  were  required  as  all  the  photos  were  taken  in  a  public  place Ethical  ConsideraEons:  I  did  not  take  any  pictures  of  any  people  who  appeared  vulnerable  i.e.  wheelchairs,   disabled  or  having  a  carer.

Street life images by brian dry  

City and Guilds Level 2 Award in Photo Imaging: Assignment 206 Principles of photo image capture Assignment 1 of 2. 'People'

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