Street photographer captured life around same bridge in Dublin for 50 years (VIDEO)


posted Friday, August 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM EDT


Even in street photography terms, Arthur Fields never travelled very far for his art. Fields spent 50 years documenting life around the O'Connell Bridge in Dublin, Ireland, capturing an estimated 182,500 photos of Dubliners as they strolled along the River Liffey.

Now, a new interactive, Web-based documentary called "Man on Bridge," about Fields is in the works but -- as is the case with many of these "labor of love" projects -- it needs some love from photography fans to happen. "Man on Bridge," which is being produced by El Zorrero Films, has been entered into the Arthur Guinness Projects funding contest, and supporters can vote for it here.

"Man on Bridge" is an "interactive" documentary because the filmmakers are asking people to submit their own "Arthur Fields photo or Arthur Fields-inspired photo" that will be used online as part of the film's website. And because Fields reputedly worked the bridge seven days a week, 365 days a year, there are likely to be a lot of people who encountered the photographer in Dublin.

Check out a trailer for the film below.

(Via Reddit)