Exploitation, or driving social awareness in Street Photography?

mickyates B&W, France, Leica, Leica Meet, Lightroom, Paris, Photography, Silver Efex Pro, Social development, Street photography, Travel 0 Comments

I wrote a Facebook post in February, expressing some disquiet about exploitative street photography. Street photography is legal in most public spaces in most countries, and is enjoying enormous popularity. Yet at what point does photography veer from story telling and  observation, reportage and documentation, possibly with a view to raising social awareness of issues – and at what point does it move into …


Leica Gallery (LFI)

mickyates Burton on Trent, France, Leica, Photography, Travel, United Kingdom 0 Comments

Very honoured to have a couple of my images featured as Leica “Master Shots”, in the Leica M section. The images are the middle of the top row (“Doorway”, River Trent, at Burton upon Trent), and the first on the third row (“That’s Surprising …”, from Dublin). By coincidence, as I am not sure how the site admins decide on …