Streets Behind Exhibition
Streets Behind Exhibition; a collection of photographs taken in the East
End of London, by photographer Jonathan Ladd.
I find the exploration of an unfamiliar place, and watching the people within it, a past time which allows you to deliver yourself from your normal life and become an observer in a new world.
As a street photographer I strive to capture powerful images that encapsulate life, culture and mood as it unfolds in front of me. The resulting images become the treasures that you can take away with you.
I love looking at photographs of people. You see their situation and surroundings and you begin to build a relationship with them. You initiate an understanding, accurate or not, of who they are based on your own life experiences.
As Magnum Photographer Bruce Gilden once said “I love the people I photograph… I mean they’re my friends. I’ve never met them… I don’t know them at all yet through my images I live with them.”