Urban materialism and street photography

Earlier this month I spent 3 days on an urban materialism workshop led by Rut Blees Luxemburg as part of Urban Photo Festival. Rut works slowly in large format film, characteristically with a ‘distorted’ colour palette from using daylight film at night in the city. 

The workshop has made me think a lot about my own work, which has predominatly been in B&W. I’m not going to suddenly abandon my Leica Monochrom, but I can see a place for colour when it is part of the intent. An example is the series ‘urban materialism’ where I was using my Olympus m43 kit in the City of London at night. Its still more of a street/documentary approach, but I’m thinking of the colours and textures more.

© Brendan Delaney 2013