on one corner

This project was a kind of experiment in street photography or street portraiture. For about 3o mins each evening the setting sun would shine its orange light down the length of the Headrow in Leeds. One three or four occasions I stood for a half an hour on the same spot, on the corner of the Headrow and Briggate on the pavement just outside the Burtons clothes store. So all the photos were taken on pretty much the same spot at roughly the same time of day. It was the rush hour and you can see that most passers-by were in a hurry to get home.

[View the full slideshow on Flickr]

[View the full slideshow on Flickr]

in best light

Phase II of the experiment was initiated when a fellow photographer asked if he could join me taking photographs on Briggate in order to observe my methods. By co-incidence I ended up waiting for him for ten minutes outside what was then Borders bookstore (today Poundland). The afternoon sun and the intense shadows inspired another round of street portraits all taken from one spot.

[View the full slideshow on Flickr]

[View the full slideshow on Flickr]

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