RPS East MIdlands members visit to the University Centre of Grimsby to investigate Street Photography

26 October 2018

Region: East Midlands

Members of the RPS East Midlands joined staff and students of the Grimsby Institute's University Centre FdA Photography degree to listen to local photographer Dan Baker on Friday October 26th.

Dan spoke about how he has developed his style so that he can walk freely through the landscape taking his street photographs without being noticed, or at least as though his Leica M10 is invisible, so that he can capture unguarded moments of life.

The large audience asked probing questions of Dan that included asking how he felt when shooting street photography and what the legalities of street photography is.

Dan responded to say that he felt his photography would often be the result of how he felt and in response the audience discussed whether street photography was documentary or a self portrait of the photographer. Dan also suggested he occassionally worked on developing a fineart approach, he was interested in selling prints.

The event had been organised by the programme leader of the photography programme, Paul Lewis who was pleased with the way the event worked out.

Finally, Dan gave a portfolio review to a group of students. Does photography lie? Did he bring a tear to Paul's eye as he said such kind things about the student's work? I think he may have...

The members of the EM region say thank you to Dan, Paul and the students of the Grimsby Institute for inviting them and are looking forwards to the next opportunity, thank you.

Stewart Wall

EM Regional Organiser