Double Page Spreads from new eBook

These are double page spreads from my new eBook, The Photohumourist - Observing The Flag now available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch at the iBookstore and soon for the various other ebook readers from other providers.

As has always been the case for me, this humourous long term project emerged from my street photography endeavours and will soon be added to at the iBookstore with several new ebooks on a range of subjects. Both the iPhone and iPad editions are just £2.99 / $4.99.

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Anti-Capitalist Film From 2009

There's so much discussion about the ani-capitalist movement at the moment, I thought it timely to share this 2009 film with you.

I shot this film during the G20 demo in the City of London. It's my first film and was shot with a tiny Flip Mino camera. The stills were shot on standard Nikon pro gear.

Though the fidelity of the piece is lacking somewhat, I am proud of it as a record of the day. Were I to make a similar film now, I'd shoot in hi-definition and pay particular attention to the audio capture as I have learned a lot over the last couple of years and plan to make a lot more such multimedia work in future.

Here I concentrated on the more festive aspect of the protest and was not so interested in the destructive violence. I was far more interested in the variety of characters partaking of the march.

Though I am increasingly interested in motion capture, it's the stills that motivate me most and always will. I see video as a tool to package powerful still images. The video footage informs the stills, as far as I see it.

I think this kind of filmmaking is a great way to show street photography and I hope to post more such projects here at UK Street Collective as I go along. I hope you'll continue to visit.

Thank you.
Paul Treacy (my ebookstore)