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Sparks: Adventures in Street Photography - Adventures in Street Photography - cover

Sparks: Adventures in Street Photography - Adventures in Street Photography

Stephen Leslie

Publisher: Unbound

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Summary

A fictional Humans of New York
complete with eighty colour photographs.The author is putting on an exhibition in London of his favourite
photographs to coincide with the book’s publication.Stephen has written screenplays for the BBC and Channel 4 among
others, and his photographs
have over two and a half million views on Flickr.As
if Martin Parr’s photographs were paired with witty, offbeat stories by Dan
Rhodes. For fans of Craig Taylor’s One
Million Tiny Plays About Britain.

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