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Cover of ‘Derren Brown: Meet The People With Love’

Derren’s talent as a street photographer has quietly developed alongside his fame as a stage performer, TV puppet-master and best-selling author. Here, for the first time, is a selection of his photography work from public spaces around the world, soulfully evoking the mid-Century golden era of the greats. As he writes of his hobby:

‘Street photography is a fitting refuge for those who look at life from a distance. It both sanctifies our remoteness (by offering the standpoint of the observer) and challenges it, insisting we approach with a spritely curiosity. It offers a safe route back into the world: the camera is an entry ticket to daunting social situations and extraordinary environments where we might otherwise feel entirely out of place. Suddenly we have a role: a reason to be present. And for those of us smitten by its appeal, it provides a means of fortifying and forgetting ourselves, while extending out into the world with a controlled compassion.’

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BOOKS

Cover of ‘Derren Brown: Meet The People With Love’

Derren’s talent as a street photographer has quietly developed alongside his fame as a stage performer, TV puppet-master and best-selling author. Here, for the first time, is a selection of his photography work from public spaces around the world, soulfully evoking the mid-Century golden era of the greats. As he writes of his hobby:

‘Street photography is a fitting refuge for those who look at life from a distance. It both sanctifies our remoteness (by offering the standpoint of the observer) and challenges it, insisting we approach with a spritely curiosity. It offers a safe route back into the world: the camera is an entry ticket to daunting social situations and extraordinary environments where we might otherwise feel entirely out of place. Suddenly we have a role: a reason to be present. And for those of us smitten by its appeal, it provides a means of fortifying and forgetting ourselves, while extending out into the world with a controlled compassion.’

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MORE BOOKS BY DERREN
Derren Brown

HAPPY

Cover: ‘Happy – Why more or less everything is absolutely fine’

buy
Confessions of a

CONJUROR

buy
Derren Brown

PORTRAITS

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Tricks of the

MIND

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