Irreverent, humourous and sometimes surreal candid street photography that seeks out the little bits of unusual amongst the masses of everyday usual. Winning finalist PDN Street 2016. Finalist San Francisco Street Foto 2019. Runner Up London Photo Show Spring 2019. 3 x Finalist Curries ‘Our Lives’ 2008.
“I felt I was looking at what might be considered a self-selected Magnum roster…Darren Lehane’s images demonstrate in a series of shots where all the craziness is going down in the same picture plain.” Colin Westerbeck (co-author of ‘Bystander: A History of Street Photography’)
I first picked up a camera in the mid 1980s but I didn’t start seriously shooting candid street photography until 2006. Influenced heavily by Tony Ray Jones, Garry Winogrand, Elliott Erwitt and Joel Meyerowitz.
My work has been exhibited at the Mall Galleries in central London, the Harvey Milk Photo centre in San Francisco, the 5th Base Gallery in Whitechapel, London, in Brussels and in Los Angeles. It has also been widely published online and in print.
Away from street photography I shoot weddings as they really are (for which I have won a number of awards previously with the Wedding Photojournalist Association) and license work around the world through Getty Images.
My proudest photographic moment came when I upset former British Prime Minister and London Mayor, Boris Johnson, during a news event in Ledenhall Market in the City of London.
From London, I have since April 2021 lived by the sea (okay, the Bristol Channel!) in North Somerset, UK.
Contact Me: email@example.com