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Lee Thatcher: A life less ordinary

“I don’t really think too much about the digital revolution,” says Lee Thatcher. “I wasn’t into photography before digital. What was more important to me was the mobile revolution. If it hadn’t been for having a camera on my phone that was easy and fun to use, I probably wouldn’t have started photography.” Lee Thatcher is a relatively late starter in the photography world – his interest began at the age of 36, but four years on he has established himself as a street photographer of considerable talent. Thatcher’s work feels both contemporary and well seen. Shot in black-and-white, primarily on the streets of London and Peterborough – his home town – he provides an often startlingly unfiltered look at human behaviour in urban spaces. Yet his induction to photography was comparatively prosaic and he still maintains a day job working in the IT industry. “I became interested in photography after my daughter was born, to document her growing up. As I began to shoot more, the enjoyment grew and I became a little bit …


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