Commercial Street Photography
Many people have photographs taken by commercial street photographers in their collections.
Sometimes they are the most candid and personal of photographs. Taken unprepared, people were
seen relaxed, rather than posed as so often they are.
Street photographers were a common sight from the 30’s through to the late 50’s in many cities.
Because they were taken by professional photographers, the photos were sharp, well lit and well composed.
They would take candid photographs of people, leaving a card with a reference number.
Customers would call the studio quote the reference number to order prints.