Everyday Life



Everyday life as I see it in Manchester and beyond. People at work and play, places I enjoy as well as one or two more specific collections like the benches.

I hope you enjoy them.

Ian Charters

Street

'Street' is an abbreviation for 'Street Photography' or the common place activities we all take part in; going about our day-to-day business, living our everyday life.. Photographing these activities, usually candidly, is an increasingly ill defined genre of photography and much of what is described as 'street photography' is something else. Larry Fink's description (below) is the clearest and the most succinct I have seen - it describes what this collection is all about.

Street Photography is about people, it is candid and it is about life - it is a branch of realistic fine-art photography that records unposed scenes in public places (streets, parks, restaurants, shops, museums, libraries, airports, train, and bus  stations, etc.)  The primary subject is people, at rest or in motion, alone or with others, going about the everyday activities of life (walking, sitting, standing, waiting, reading, eating, talking, listening, laughing, daydreaming, greeting, parting, working, playing, shopping, viewing art, sightseeing, etc.). 
The emphasis is not on the subject’s personal identity, as in portraiture. Unlike photojournalism, there is no news rather it is the common place activities of people that are of interest. Unlike travel photography which aims to entice the viewer to visit a certain place or to fondly remember it, location is relatively unimportant although busy cities with interesting architecture may often be seen in the background.
The primary emphasis is on capturing a fleeting composition, a temporary arrangement of lines, forms, textures, and tones–balanced within a rigid frame. While such photographs often document clothing styles or car design, these details are subordinate to the artistic elements; whereas, in strict documentary photography, content is more important than artistry. In street photography, the image can be sharp or blurred and impressionistic. Many images feature strong graphic elements which, considered separately, constitute interesting geometric patterns. Consistent with an overwhelming interest in composition, many street photographers shoot with a black and white final image in mind, eschewing color as a distraction.


Thanks for the above are due to Larry E. Fink: Bystander: A History of Street Photography

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Manchester

Glasgow

Glasgow

Liverpool

Manchester

Salford Quays

Wigan

Bolton

Bolton






Southport Pier

Blackpool

Ice Cream Van

Wigan

Ice Cream in the Piece Hall, Halifax

Piece Hall, Halifax

Bolton Town Centre




Bar Caracas

Funchal

The Ritz

Number Two Bar

Catching Up

Number Two Bar


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11 April 17


Bury Market

Chorley Town Centre

Ramsbottom

Preston Railway Station

Bolton Town Centre

Chorley Town Centre

Blackpool

Wigan Town Centre

Wigan Town Centre

06 February 2017


Invisible Vendor, Manchester

Concentrating, Wigan

Salford Quays

Salford Quays

The Selfie, Salford Quays

Salford Quays

"How are you doing?", Westhoughton

Westhoughton






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05 December 2016


Soller, Mallorca

Leyland, Lancashire

Bruges

Salford Quays

Wigan

Soller, Mallorca


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09 September 2016


Sale Waterside

Wigan North Western Station

Manchester City Centre

Bolton Town Centre

Manchester City Centre

Wigan Town Centre

Bolton Town Centre

Wigan Wallgate







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Winter Morning in Sale

Eccles Bus Station

Waiting

Bolton Town Centre

Wigan Town Centre





Photo Exhibition - Bradford

Commuting - Media City

Wet Sunday in Chorley

Moving - Wigan

Manchester



Fag Ends

Book Ends

Chorley Bus Station

Media City

Phone Alone





Breakfast Alone at Worsley

Commuter

Its a Keeper!

Manchester Gallery of Costume

More Exciting Stores This Way - Wigan

Salford Quays

Wet Day in Wigan

Salford Quays

Number 9 Dock, Salford Quays

No 9, Number 9 Dock, Salford Quays

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