Paul Halliday’s London project followed a twenty year trajectory. Initiated in 1987 and completed in 2006, the images focus on notions of street and public space. Paul does not use the term ‘street photography’ to describe this work, preferring instead to work with the term ‘street-based urban photography’ for the reason that the former designation is often bound up with genre assumptions that resist what he describes as perspectives of ‘critical urbanism’. Accordingly, street-based photography could also include found objects, portraiture and architectural images.
Since 2006, Paul has also worked on a number of colour projects focusing on urban materialities, global cities and urban portraiture.