The most interesting kinds of photos are often those that look simple. They’re photos with a pure, straight forward vision but which you know, in fact, took time and expertise to capture. These images are ordinary yet most striking at one and the same.
Street photography falls under this calibre. It simply captures public places and snapshots of people within those spaces. These may be every-day locations, perhaps streets you even walk daily, yet these images can show places in a different light in one single photo. In a way, they sort of make you open your eyes and actually see the city around you.
I chatted to Cardiff street photographer Mike Crippen, 37, who met me after a long day at work and kindly took the time to tell me what it’s all about and fill me in on his own experience of working with film.