In recent years, photo sharing on social media has rejuvenated street photography, and its spirit has been reborn. The Street Photographer’s Manual is about the possibilities of street photography as a medium, and how it can be approached in an accessible way.
The book begins with an overview of street photography, examining its past, present, and future, and looking at how the genre has changed over time. The reader is then introduced to twenty of the most acclaimed international street photographers. This new, revised edition features six new photographers: Troy Holden, Merel Schoneveld, Melissa Breyer, David Gaberle, Michelle Groskopf, and Craig Whitehead.
Integrated within the profiles are twenty fully illustrated tutorials, including how to shoot a face in a crowd and how to train your eye to observe and capture the unexpected. The Street Photographer’s Manual shows you that being a street photographer is partly about looking for luck. But luck requires inspiration—and that is where this book is indispensable.
This is a book you carry around in your backpack, something you check before you venture into the street, read between assignments or projects and relax with at the end of your day. Gibson’s language is passionate, his tone conversational, and the illustrations he provides, insightful. With this book, Thames & Hudson reinforces its deserved reputation of bringing us well produced and reasonably (very reasonably in this case) priced art books.
— SoCal Photo Exchange Journal
David Gibson has been taking street photographs for more than twenty years. He is one of the founders of in-public, the international collective of street photographers, and his work has been widely published and exhibited. He is commissioned by some of the UK’s leading design groups and he supplies several picture libraries with his images. He is based in London.