Allan Graham-Tay

Street Life

Currently living in San Francisco, Scottish born Allan Graham-Tay studied Art in Edinburgh incorporating photography, and has since established himself as a gritty street life Photographer while working throughout America, Asia and Europe.

"I was born in the late fifties, part of a large family in a small fishing town on the East Coast of Scotland. As a kid I would always be fascinated by the family piss up, I would find a corner and quietly sit and wait for their drink to kick in and observe the changing group dynamics.  The drunker they became the more exaggerated their facial expressions and body language would become.  These childhood memories would develop my interest and style in photography in later life"

Working in black and white, he focuses on capturing street life, inner city, ocean view,  blending into the the background while searching for character faces and group interactions, observing the unobserved, because “every one of them has an untold story to tell”. 

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  • San Francisco, CA, USA
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