Street photography’s popularity lies not only in the dynamism and energy of its subjects, but also the stories that remain partially complete allowing every individual to create their own interpretation of the shot: ‘who they are?’, ‘what they’re doing?’, ‘what are they thinking?’ etc.

New York City based photographer David Lykes Keenan’s book release entitled ‘Fair Witness: Street Photography for the 21st Century‘ is a testament to the work he’s captured over the years. It’s predominant focus are slightly disturbing, unsettled scenes from the streets that trigger many questions with those viewing the photos. The colour of those photographed’s spirit and energy, as well as the whimsical and quirky settings, are only emphasised further by the fact Lykes Keenan chose to only take black and white shots.

They may not be the most glamorous, or typically ‘beautiful’ images, but what they do is provoke a desire to discover more about the subjects shown – who are they, what are they doing, where do they come from?

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© David Lykes Keenan

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© David Lykes Keenan

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© David Lykes Keenan

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© David Lykes Keenan