‘Street Studio’ is a new piece of work by photographer Jonathan Turner, supported by Leeds Inspired, East Street Arts, and Leeds Community Foundation. The work aims to celebrate the area of Chapeltown, in Leeds, through portraits of its people. Jonathan has shared a selection of his recent Street Studio images with us. The project takes its inspiration from the itinerant photographer, or ‘Smudger’ from the late 19th century in the days before mass camera ownership. A smudger would provide a cheap ‘while you wait’ photography service up and down the streets and seaside resorts of Britain. On July 5 and July 6 Jonathan will be setting up his studio on Chapeltown Road as part of Chapeltown Arts Festival. You'll find more information about Street Studio including events and the upcoming exhibition over on Jonathan's website here.
All images © Jonathan Turner.