© Photos and text: Bragdon Brothers

Street photography is in a general sense a way for one to explore and make something out of the world around them. For us, at the time of us picking up photography, Edinburgh by that time had become stale and mundane and as we were poor, also hard to escape.

Street photography was a way to re-explore and re-new the world around us. What had become everyday and mundane once again had a vibrancy and newfound meaning.

Through a camera, everything has some sort of potential. What is more important about the camera is that it sort of acts as an “alternative eye”, that with whatever settings it’s on, the use of flash, how something is framed etc, seems to reveal something about a subject or place that is invisible to the naked eye. For us this is a way to create a parallel version of this city.