Sunday, March 26

Yesterday in Weymouth...

A scene yesterday morning, 6.20 am, Weymouth train station.

Two women meandering around after a night out. One in a small dress, shrieking, wailing, crying, bare-footed, shoes in hand, plasters on bloodied heels, approaches the platform guard - "I'm so cold".

He replies in the broadest Brooklyn accent. "Ma'am, well you goddah wear some more clothes".

Typical Weymouth

Tuesday, March 21

Street photo print sales update

I've just updated the sales page of my website to include three new 15 by 10 inch street photography prints at just £30, including postage, The page is here. Prints are signed and dispatched in study poster tubes. Prints at £42 and limited editions ranging in price from £100 to £900 are also available via this page.

The six available for £30:

The prints in full:

Prints in situ:

Tuesday, March 7

[EDIT - FULL] Street photography walk/workshop in London - Saturday, 8 April 2017

This is a practical introduction to street photography in London, suitable for beginners or intermediates, given by well-known street photographer Paul Russell (

It takes the form of an informal walk and discussions around London’s vibrant West End (with around 4 hours walking/shooting and 2 hours sitting/discussion).

We will be attempting observational, candid street photography in the tradition of Cartier-Bresson and Garry Winogrand. This will involve taking candid photos – not asking people for portraits. Participants should bring a digital camera so that we can assess photos on the day.

Topics that will be covered include:

• Spotting possible photo opportunities
• Promising locations in Covent Garden and Soho
• How to take interesting photos including people, without using a telephoto
• Methods for overcoming photographer's block
• The importance of having themes in mind when shooting
• How to be discreet using body language/demeanour
• Street photography camera techniques, e.g. zone focusing
• Learning to anticipate and make the most of interesting situations.

The most interesting photos from the day will be displayed together online to provide a photographic record of the day (as for the Bath walk/workshop here).

Essential details
Date: Saturday, 8 April 2017, 12 to 6 pm
A maximum of seven participants.
Price: £46
Starting point: Trafalgar Square

Contact if you have any questions or just book using a debit or credit card with the BUY NOW button at the very bottom of this post. (You may need to use the "Check Out as a Guest" option if you don't have a PayPal account.).

About Paul Russell
I am one of 46 international photographers profiled in Thames & Hudson’s Street Photography Now book (the other photographers profiled include Martin Parr and Bruce Gilden). I am a member of the In-Public street photography collective (, and my work has been collected by the Museum of London.

Please be wary of the growing number of street photography workshops given by people who like to take walks/workshops, but have scant credentials or track record in the genre!

Price: £46. Contact to book/further details

Photo: Paul Russell, queuing in London

Photo: Paul Russell, Soho

Photo: Paul Russell, Covent Garden

Photo: Paul Russell, off the Strand

Photo: Paul Russell, off Oxford Street

Photo: Paul Russell, London city worker

Photo: Paul Russell, Trafalgar Square



Sunday, March 5

Street photography from October 2016 - Bath and Brussels

And catching up a little more - some photos from October 2016. This month I went to the Brussels Street Photography Festival - it was a great new festival and a good weekend.

Clicking on the photos may give you larger photos or a slideshow, depending on your setup.

[1, caption: Bath, deer, stag, seagull, gull, street photography]

[2, caption: Bath, Cross Bath, monk, street photography]

[3, caption: Bath, photo booth, street photography]

[4, caption: Bath, street performer, kilt, Colin]

[5, caption: Brussels, Brussels Street Photography Festival, BSPF, wheelchair, rushing, crowd, padlock, street photography]

[6, caption: Brussels Street Photography Festival, BSPF, Forrest Walker, Dmitry Stepanenko, Fabian Schreyer, Dan Oshi, Brussels]

[7, caption: Brussels Street Photography Festival, BSPF, Brussels, bus stop, red, light, night]

[8, caption: Weymouth, beach, seaside, poodle, pool]

On a personal note, I also gave a talk in Brussels, and ran a workshop in Bath (not "Bath Spa" - I blame an imaginary intern and/or press officer for this error):

Saturday, March 4

Street photography from September 2016 - mainly Weymouth!

Catching up a little, here's a selection of photos from September 2016, mainly from Weymouth

Clicking on the photos may give you larger versions, or a slideshow, depending on your set-up.

[caption: London, Oxford Street, pram, boots, bus, street photography]

[caption: Weymouth, windbreaker, beach, seaside, Jurassic Skyline, stripes, hat]

[caption: Weymouth, super snails, beach, seaside, street photography, flags, speedway, ladder]

[caption: Weymouth, Waverley, boat, ship, harbour, photographing, barbed wire]

[caption: Weymouth, beach, seaside, rocker, pedalo hire]

[caption: Swanage, pier, cane, boards, walking stick]

[caption: Weymouth, seagull, promenade, tub, ice-cream, seaside, street photography]