It’s not long since the world discovered the work of Vivian Maier, an unknown but brilliant amateur street photographer, whose work in the tough districts of New York and Chicago have quickly reached legendary status. I have the privilege of volunteering at the Oxfam shop in Bangor, and the added gift of sorting the incoming […]
I’ve just set up my own web site / blog at http://www.gddik.org.uk, and kicked it off with some galleries of my work, including some new material (not all street photos), and reviews of four exhibitions that I visited last weekend in London. Feedback is very welcome!
This post is merely a reflection on how StreetSeen has developed from a standing start, less than 12 months ago into a thriving group of eight like-minded street photographers, few of whom previously knew each other well, or even at all. The seeds were sown unwittingly in late 2012, when Roy Barry placed an ad. on […]
A 15 year-old photographer has won an out-of-court settlement from the Metropolitan Police for their treatment of him after being arrested for taking pictures (lawfully) at a Police Cadets’ parade in Romford Essex. It seems that the Met. are either not aware of, or are failing to adhere to, their own guidelines for dealing with […]
The BBC has aired some wonderful programmes featuring the work of three iconic photographers in the last couple of weeks. The first was in the “Imagine” series, presented by Alan Yentob, and featured the work of the amazing Vivian Maier, who has become a new favourite of all at StreetSeen. This until-recently unknown street photographer, […]
Roy Barry has added new images to his Shadows And Silhouettes gallery, and Graham Kidd has uploaded more photos to his New Images gallery. Let us know what you think!
Graham Kidd has added 17 new images to the New Images gallery. (Graham’s new material will be posted here first in future, before being allocated to themed galleries.)
Flickr, the photo-sharing web site, has been bought up by Yahoo!, the venerable but ailing content and web services provider. In what looks like a bold attempt to steal a march on its competitors – Instagram, Google, Facebook et al – it seems they’ve announced (as discussed on the Tech Crunch web site) that they […]
Graham Kidd added a new Gallery, entitled Miscellany to the site.
How did StreetSeen come about? Only a few short months ago, the three founding members, Roy Barry, Roj Smith and Graham Kidd, weren’t even aware of each others’ existence. The first unwitting step came in the autumn of 2012 when Roy, being a collector of old photography equipment, advertised on a local Yahoo-based Freegle group […]