More Street Photography

Here is another photograph from that set of four contact print sheets I mentioned in my recent posts about Street Photography in Windsor and Eton.

B&W contact sheets of Sunday Times commission

The four sheets of black& white contact sheets for The Sunday Times Commission to photograph Windsor, Eton and the River Thames at Datchet nearb

Looking at the notes on the back of those contact prints I notice that The Sunday Times also asked me to photograph the River Thames at Datchet – and the photograph below was the result of that. It was the briefest of visits, time was very limited, and I remember being hugely pleased to have found this scene at the time.

Can this photograph be classified as Street Photography even though it is obviously a rural scene?  Yes, I believe it can.

For three reasons at least:

  • The main subject was totally unposed
  • It captures a live scene exactly as it happened
  • The picture is the result of using an opportunity as it presented itself
Street Photography for The Sunday Times

Totally unposed - this was a case of using an opportunity as it presented itself. This photograph has been published at least three times. Photograph by Philip Dunn

I said in one of those previous posts that the sum total of published images from the four films used on that assignment was 10. I was wrong – I have been counting up and I have reached a figure of 12 published images. Five of those images were published at least twice.

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