After reading the great post about street photography by Su over at Shaking The Tree – Street life: family through the eyes of a stranger it reminded me that I had seen similar types of photographs in my family album – so I have decided to dig them out and show you.
It is not something we really have anymore today, with people being very private. Imagine nowadays if someone took a photo of you in the street and asked you if you wanted a copy? We would probably be asking them to delete it/destroy it rather than buy it. The closest we get really is the photos taken of you on rollercoasters at theme parks!
My Dad’s maternal grandparents Albert and Annie Hallas out shopping. It may be that this photo was taken by my Dad rather than a street photographer as he did take many photos of them, but it looks more like street photography in the candid style – as are the following two photos.
I’m not 100% convinced that this is street photography as it looks a bit more arranged, plus the back has Happy Snaps – 39 Broad Street, Jersey on it. They were in business in the 1930s. We have no idea who the people are in this photo are, unsure if they are relatives or friends. Not liking that fox fur though!