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Documentary Street Photography

When i'm not photographing at weddings, i'm often out with my camera shooting the streets. Street photography is considered a good practising ground for the documentary-styled wedding photographer. I feel privileged to have attended street courses across the UK with some of the best known documentary wedding photographers in the UK.


A definition was written recently to help people understand what street photography is.

“A street photograph is essentially a snapshot made by a photographer absolutely connected with the energy and the vibrant in the streets, a photographer with particular skills to document daily life scenes in a public place.”


The street Photographer uses a raw fresh approach to photography. Capturing the unposed images of everyday life as it unfolds in front of the photographer. More precisely a kind of documentary photography.


As a documentary wedding photographer, I find its an everyday practice to keep my eyes sharp looking for that unique photo. Even when I don't have a camera with me i'm still taking the images in my mind.


Below is only a small sample of some street images I have captured over the years.


London street documentary photography
Photographing the prowler in London
wedding documentary photographer - Street image in York
Christmas Street drinks in York Town
wedding documentary photographer - little village in India
Little village in the outback of India 2019
Capturing a photographer in action
wedding documentary photographer - Street image in London
Late night opening of street cafe in London
wedding documentary photographer - Street image in Ystrad Mynach
This lady just got her new air guitar from the market stall. It needs tuning.
wedding documentary photographer - Street image in London
Fresh Pizza from a street food stall in London
wedding documentary photographer - Street image in York
Award winning Photograph of another street photographer in action - York


Only a cat lover would understand this
wedding documentary photographer - Street image in Torquay
Walking off into the sunset in Torquay. Printed in an international magazine
wedding documentary photographer - Street image in India 2019
Street food in India town
wedding documentary photographer - Street image Taken in London
Tower block in London. the simplicity sought my eye.
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image Taken in Merthyr Tydfil
Killing her softly in Merthyr Tydfil
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in Ystrad Mynach
Mmmm food or an e-cigarett ?? Choices
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in Hereford
Bunch of walking birds spotted in Hereford
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in India
Motorcycle repair shop in India street. Just another day at work for these guys.
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in London
Late night street cleaners in London
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in London
More street Photographers in action
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in York
Christmas stalls in York a few years ago.
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in Monmouthshire
Dirty Dancer
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in Devon
Some sort of street ritual in Devon. Or more Dirty Dancers ?
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in Usk
What a way to park
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in London
Selfie time in London
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken on Brecon mountain
Photography time at the top of Brecon Mountain
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in York
More street food in York
Eyes2Me Photography -wedding documentary photographer - Street image taken in London
London at night. City never sleeps.