A diagnosis of cancer two years ago inspired Scottish filmmaker David Peat to finally begin making prints from the street photography he's been doing on the side for forty years.
This little news item with its brief slide show from the BBC—it announces a show in Aberfeldy, Perthshire, about an hour and a half north of both Edinburgh and Glasgow—is all I know of David Peat so far. But it's nice to "meet" him, even through only a few pictures. One can't help but wish him the best of luck with sharing his work, and even better luck fending off his disease.
(Thanks to a number of readers)
UPDATE: Sorry, this was maybe not the best picture to choose as an illustration. To get the point of the shot as a street photograph, click on it, look at the bigger version, and notice the woman's eyes. (He's studying the board and she's studying him, something you don't even really see in the JPEG when the size is reduced too much.)
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Featured Comment by Paul Van: "I thought you chose the picture because of this: International Chess Day...an annual observation since 1966 honoring the game that generates challenge, intellectual stimulation, and enjoyment for people of all ages. Or is this another example of serendipity?"
Mike replies: Well, how about that...July 20th, today, is indeed International Chess Day. This is the kind of thing I would dearly love to claim credit for, to make me seem wise and with it. But alas, I must be honest—it was just pure dumb luck.