I'm pushed to thinking about what I'd written about Seamus's image in colour. Of course, I can't see the contents (of the book), but on the dodgy principle of judging a book by its cover:
"I think that colour takes it out of street and into almost pure graphics, which is not street as per classical understanding of it.
It's part of the attraction - for me - of Saul Leiter, whose b/white I consider pure street, yet his colour not and, instead, delightful abstraction. He started non-religious life as a painter, which he kept up all his many days, and perhaps the sense of abstract graphics was always going to run through, whatever else he did.
I think both disciplines are perfectly possible within the same person, as he proved, but I don't think they are the same thing. I do not see the image in this thread as street at all. To me, it's graphics."