About the Book
The street photographer haunts public space, hoping for that lucky intersection of elements that become, however briefly, something remarkable. At the same time, the camera’s mechanical eye strips human filters to show a world lonelier and more depersonalized than seen by physical vision. The street photographer, better to capture people undisturbed, also aims for invisibility. Ghostly Capture presents many images in which subjects were only marginally, if at all, aware of their presence being recorded. Many of these photographs were made on city streets, but also at the seashore and even indoors, anywhere strangers gathered. The aim was to capture images that stared back, suggesting a mystery.