Frank Meadow Sutcliffe - Britain's Atget?
I'm just having a look through the web archive of his work - http://www.sutcliffe-gallery.co.uk/ - and having quite a response to some of his images.
I have a soft spot for Whitby, but this is the first time I've had a proper look at Sutcliffe.
Is he Britain's answer to Atget? Because I believe he was as good a photographer and certainly less poisoned by Academia. But that Sutcliffe isn't as trendy as Atget probably makes him more hip!
For the Americans, Whitby is an old fishing town of cultural significance for Bram Stoker. Sutcliffe, like Atget, worked relentlessly in this single locale for most of his life documenting the fishermen, quirky narrow streets and general life.
These are a few images which grabbed me: