Heading out and photographing on the street provides me with an opportunity to work in an environment without any restrictions, and an endless array of possibilities. I'm thrilled to have had my work recognised and exhibited at street photography festivals in San Francisco, Brussels and London.
2018 - Finalist - StreetFoto San Francisco
2018 - Winner - Life-Framer
2017 - Finalist - Travel Photographer of the Year
2017 - 2nd Place - London Street Photography Festival
2017 - Finalist - Brussels Street Photography Festival
2017 - Finalist - StreetFoto San Francisco
2017 - Winner - Life-Framer
2017 – Group – Brussels Street Photography Festival – Brussels, Belgium.
2017 – Group – London Street Photography Festival – London, United Kingdom.
2017 – Group – StreetFoto San Francisco – San Francisco, United States.
Street photography gives me a purpose when visiting a new place. It is a way for me to explore and discover a new environment. I love capturing people and what they do in a creative way. I enjoy layering and finding juxtapositions.
Street photography can be exhilarating and tough at the same time. You never now what you will get before going out… or if you will get anything at all. I love getting good images but I am learning more and re to enjoy the process. The discovery, learning that takes place. Learning about new cultures.
Alexis’s website: Berkshire Wedding Photographer
I have always documented my life with photographs rather than words, and am fascinated by photographs that document a time or place I have not been fortunate enough to experience. I love to photograph people in candid, natural situations.
This led to an interest in street photography, capturing people going about their lives while I was travelling. However, before our Paris trip I’ve never dedicated any significant periods of time to this art and was excited to do so. It was an amazing and incredibly difficult experience but one I learnt a huge amount from. I can already see the difference shooting street has made in my wedding work.
Matthew’s website: Essex Wedding Photographer
My passion for street shooting has been building for the last few years. Working in digital or film, I love to head out for the day looking for unexpected moments. I believe it is one of the most difficult styles of photography, but also one of the most rewarding.
I have been lucky enough to travel to various counties in pursuit of my street photography, and can not wait to visit many more with the 8 street collective, I have already learnt so much in a short period of time from an amazing set of friends.
Adam’s website: Cheshire Wedding Photographer
I’m a creative wedding photographer based in Kent. I shoot weddings all over the UK, Europe and beyond and consider myself extremely lucky to do a job I love so much.
Street Photography for me is all about finding beauty in the mundane. Having very little control of the subject forces me to work hard to find great light and interesting compositions. Working as part of the 8street collective has been an incredible experience. Our Paris trip was a real eye opener – having the opportunity to work alongside some truly excellent photographers and share ideas, constructive criticism and shooting styles in an honest, open and friendly environment.
Matt’s website: Wedding Photographer London
As a young boy I was dandled on the knees of paupers and kings, flapper girls and captains of industry. In recent times dandling seems to have gone out of fashion somewhat, along with sock suspenders and the term cat burglar – which would in my day denote the soft passage of a mustachioed thief in Chinese gentlemen’s slippers and a dark polo neck scaling down drainpipes with pocketsful of rare and beautiful jewels. But I digress.
All that’s to say is that perhaps then this lost art of dandling is why I take photos. A photograph is a biography of a moment, and each photo we take is an attempt to stop those moments from sliding into obscurity. (Just like the soft staticky cling of a flapper’s stockinged knee, for example.) And seeing as even bad photos take on a kind of magic over time, you know, why not take good ones?
Nick’s website: London Documentary Wedding Photographer
The human spirit intrigues me; I find people fascinating. Uncovering and expressing the mysterious in the humdrum of life yields constant inspiration. Beauty exists in every moment, waiting to be discovered. Street photography offers the opportunity to do so in an organic, unfolding manner.
By day, I’m a destination wedding photographer. Having been a graphic designer, my eye is trained for – and takes delight in – layered, considered composition. My work is geometric, dynamic and emotive. Form must be partnered with emotion and truth, however, and I endeavour to combine these in all aspects of my work.
Ross’s website: Destination Wedding Photographer
I am always striving to create photographs that make people feel. For me a good photograph draws the eye but a great photograph grips the heart. Photography is not about seeing, it is about feeling, the eye is simply the gateway between the camera and the soul.
Photography has always been my passion and whether I am walking the streets or photographing a wedding I love to capture life through my lens and share the fleeting little moments that make up our lives and our world. Compositionally complex or deceptively simple, beaming with extraordinary light or shrouded in shadow and wonder I choose to photograph the scenes that intrigue and excite me, whatever they may be. To me the gift of photography is in the selective curation of a moment in time – the moment you press the shutter you present to the viewer a truth that must be worthy of preservation.
Dominique’s website: Yorkshire Wedding Photographer
My primary interest as a photographer is focused on capturing my emotional response to the uniqueness of the subject and how they interact with the world to achieve a genuine moment.
The immediacy of photography is the thing that I first fell in love with but the pursuit of capturing something fleeting and impossible to recreate is the thing that keeps me coming back for more. As photographers we are only ever a fraction of a second away from that perfect moment but to find it we must often look beyond the obvious or find the beauty in the seemingly mundane.
My work is inspired by light, shape, layering and composition but based in the lives of others, from street photography to weddings to capturing simple moments in time. For me a photograph should be a revelation of truth as much from the photographer as from the subject – discovered through instinct, executed through empathy but shaped and controlled by considered thought.
Liam’s website: Documentary Yorkshire Wedding Photographer
There are many parallels between street photography and wedding photography; observing people and their interaction with not only each other but the world around them are key elements to both. Whilst I am fortunate enough to be granted creative license by the couples who commission me to document their weddings, ultimately I am shooting for them, and with certain time constraints placed upon me. Street photography allows me to use the same creative thought process I use in my day job, but with no time constraints and no brief.
Shooting with The 8 Street is an immersive and exhilarating experience; their wealth of talent, sheer enthusiasm and willingness to share make our trips such an enjoyable experience. Walking the streets alone or in the company of others, camera in hand, never knowing what is just around the corner- literally and metaphorically – is what makes street photography so absorbing and the perfect counterbalance to wedding photography.
Lyndsey’s website: London Wedding Photographer