Street Photography: Documenting the Human ConditionChris Weeks is a professional photographer living and working in Los Angeles. He is the father to the most beautiful and fascinating daughter in the world. He wishes he had more time to cook and drink Burgundy and Bordeaux.

Henri Cartier-Bresson: Pen, Brush and Camera is an excellent overview of the great photographer’s life and work. Directed and narrated by Patricia Wheatley, the film was produced for the BBC in 1998, the year four major exhibitions were held in London to celebrate Cartier-Bresson’s 90th birthday. The film traces the photographer’s extraordinary life, from his early training as a painter and his infatuation with Surrealism to his later work as a globe-trotting photojournalist and his decision, after 40 years of work in the medium, to give up photography and dedicate the last decades of his life to drawing. The film includes rare footage of Cartier-Bresson at work, along with interviews by Magnum photographer Eve Arnold and others. Best of all, Wheatley was able to film extensive interviews with the notoriously shy photographer, both in London and in his apartment overlooking the Tuileries Gardens in Paris.

E-BOOKS for download

Street Photography – for the Purist, by Chris Weeks

Collecting souls…, by Thomas Leuthard

Going Candid… An unorthodox approach to Street Photography, by Thomas Leuthard

Some COOL LINKS to street photo sites

Severin Koller – Austrian street photographer

Chris Weeks – American street photographer

Eric Kim – American street photographer

Tatsuo Suzuki – Japanese street photographer

Siegfried Hansen – German street photographer

London (Street) Photography Festival – International photography festival

In Public – The home of street photography (archived)

Street bounty – Travel, training and books. Great stuff

Street Photography For Beginners – A quick and comprehensive guide