Cradoc Bagshaw

Cradoc Bagshaw Photographer - Santa Fe NM USA

Cradoc Bagshaw is an award winning photographer and photojournalist who works internationally. Documentary and street photography are his passions. “I’m not a travel photographer, but I work best when I’m traveling.” HIs classic Leica black and white images capture the key moments in life that connect us all together.

Cradoc has been a professional photographer and photojournalist for over forty years, doing work for dozens of publications including Time, Newsweek, Forbes, Business Week and the New York Times. He’s been associated with photography agencies including Black Star and with Gamma Liaison in New York, doing assignments for both their editorial and corporate division.

Cradoc is also a teacher who has lectured on photography at numerous locations, including NYU and the International Center of Photography in New York, and at UCLA, the California Polytechnic Institute and Brooks Institute of Photography in California.

About the Blog

Who is this blog for?

Photographers are either hunters or sculptors. This blog is for the hunters.

Street shooting can be done either in color or black and white. This blog is for the black and white photographer.

Street shooting can be done with any type of camera, from an iPhone to a Hasselblad. This blog is about rangefinder and small rangefinder type cameras.

It’s a blog about working quickly and quietly and getting photographs that are worth looking at more than once.

This blog is about a love affair with Leica cameras, and black & white photography.


About 99% of my black and white photos were taken with Leica rangefinder cameras. A few with Leica M3’s and M4’s, but the bulk were taken with Leica M6’s, usually with a 35mm Summicron lens. The more recent shots in Spain were made with digital Leica M9’s and the 35mm Summicron Asph and a 28mm Elmarit Asph lens. I use a Leica 50mm Summicron and a 90mm Summarit from time to time.

I shoot Tri-X film with my M6’s.

Check out my website for more photography.