The Gallery: Street Photography

I could not be more thrilled with the theme of The Gallery this week – Street Photography. When I first got my camera, DorkySon was only a few months old. I used to push his pram round and round the streets of Edinburgh until he fell asleep, and then I’d spend a couple of hours snapping away and taking photos of anything and everything around me – buildings, people, parks – whatever was there.

Edinburgh Fringe Festival Royal Mile

I was of course spoiled with the number of street performers who fill the streets during the Edinburgh Fringe. It was much easier to take photos of people doing performances or dressed up in costumes than it was to take photos of ordinary strangers.

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Royal MileThat said, my favourite photo from that year or so when I was out pounding the streets, Nikon in hand, is not a flamboyant festival one. It’s this one. A lecturer having a sneaky fag break outside a university building, unintentionally turning himself into the ‘fifteenth pillar’.

Edinburgh University Informatics Forum

Thanks to Tara for prompting me to have a look through some old photos. If you’d like to see what other bloggers have done with the theme, head over to the Gallery at Sticky Fingers.

19 responses

  1. I agree about the final photo I think it’s great also because you captured it in black and white. I would imagine Edingburgh to be a great place for people snapping x

  2. Fantastic photo’s! My favourite is the 15th pillar. I am also a bit nervous about snapping pics of strangers. Do you ever ask permission?
    PS. I’m a Canon girl myself 🙂

  3. Oh wow, that is some stunning photography there! Edinburgh is such a beautiful place – my sister lives there, but I just don’t get to see her enough. I have been to the Fringe once and it is totally as you have depicted. Brilliant.

  4. Love the 15th pillar! There is a guy I follow on 365project who is the KING of street photography and he had a series of chefs smoking cigarettes. I love your street performers too obviously!

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