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Robert Frank
Robert Frank

American Warewolf in London

I’ve been to Europe 3 times now and every time, I’m reminded of my first photography hero, the late Henri Cartier-Bresson who is considered the father of modern journalism and a master of candid photography. He was the author of The Decisive Moment and helped start the “street photography” movement.

Back when I started getting my portfolio together with the idea of applying to art school in mind, I found myself trying to make images like Cartier-Bresson and a slew of other bystander photography or street photography greats like Brassai, Robert Doisneau, Joel Meyerowitz, and Gary Winogrand just to name a few. My all time favorite photographer in this category is Robert Frank, originally from Switzerland. He took an outsider’s point of view on post-war America with his famous photo book, The Americans. The book was initially refused publication in the US because of it’s skeptical depiction of Americans.

On this trip, I was the outsider, and I couldn’t resist the urge to try my hand at street photography again. Travel always brings that out in me. Here are some of my results from Lancaster and London.

No Smoking, London
No Smoking, London
Brewer Street, London
Brewer Street, London
Diamond Jubilee Weekend Old El Paso Style
Diamond Jubilee Weekend Old El Paso Style
Shortcut to Kings Cross
Shortcut to Kings Cross
Tate Modern
Tate Modern
Windows, Lancaster
Windows, Lancaster
Bargain Book Time / Closed, Lancaster
Bargain Book Time / Closed, Lancaster
Passageway Glimpse, Lancaster
Passageway Glimpse, Lancaster