Brendan got into street photography in the 1970s having discovered the Photographer’s Gallery and acquired a Russian Zenit camera for his 14th birthday. Although choosing to study medicine at university and work in medical academia and general practice, Brendan kept up his photography practice, mostly in film, but occasionally digital. Brendan prefers to work on long term projects, visiting certain places over many years taking a mixture of candid shots and street portraits, interspersed with streetscapes and small objects, the aim being to create a feeling and sense of mood of a place. Anything rejected, dilapidated, grubby and in need of care, both human and inanimate appeals to his eye. Beauty is to be found in imperfection and signs of having lived or of having been well lived in. He shoots mainly B&W and prints in a darkroom.