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April 14, 2014 — Leave a comment

The Photographer

Taken in Venice, last August.

This is Jakarta, Old Jakarta to be precise.

We have learned the hard way to wait 24 hours for our bags to catch up when travelling to Indonesia. This short stop allowed us to take in the local scene.

Initially the sight of such poor lives saddened me, but I quickly realised these people weren’t visibly sad. Despite the squalor and stench I saw plenty of smiles and even a few laughs.

Locals, Old Jakarta

Taxi Driver, Old Jakarta

Jakarta, Streetside

Break Time

TV Repair Guy

 

Terra Firma

February 19, 2014 — 1 Comment

We were nearly a week at sea before the chance for a short excursion where I took this photo. Simple lives with, seemingly, few material possessions but there were broad smiles all round.

Children of Raja Ampat

Thanks for your patience and London’s streets will be back from next week!

Michael

 

These were all taken last week. I love how London just shines through in these small frames… actually I have walked past New York streets similar to image no.1…

It’s probably useful to note, from a street photography tip point of view, I had a mind to capture these images before I left my own house. Of course the people, their expressions and placement in scenes is random, but I sought out the photography that was already in my head.

Do you plan your street photography like this?

There are always shots you couldn’t conceive of running into however, with this planning, I never return with an empty card.

I’m offline for a few weeks now with a special travel project so please subscribe for emails, if you haven’t already, and you can forget about me until I pop up in your mail box!

Happy street shooting all!

Michael

Morning Ritual

Please Open

Cycling Blind

Journeyman

Three Amigos

A Break In The Rain

From London’s Streets

January 14, 2014 — 3 Comments

Taken, yesterday in Shoreditch.

iAngel
iAngel

Puddle Jumper

Hot Wash

Divided Attention

The Apple Effect

I realise January is a tough month, so I’m releasing a high quality PDF (26MB) version of my book, ‘London Moments’, suitable for PC, Tablets and Smartphones! It’s priced at a super friendly, pay what you think it’s worth.

Click the thumb below to head over to Gumroad.

From London’s Streets

January 7, 2014 — 2 Comments

Some days I return with 100 frames, mediocre at best. Some days I return with a single great photo.

Real World Adjustments For The Modern Gentleman

Yesterday was a good day.

First Image Of 2014

January 3, 2014 — 1 Comment

I’m seeing so many photographers really embracing street photography, in all the many sub genres, I hope 2014 is a photographic success for you all.

DescentI, for one, am really looking forward to it!

Michael

From London’s Streets

December 27, 2013 — Leave a comment

All taken just before the holidays.

Worlds Collide [Explored]

Escaping The Rabbit Hole [Explored]

Ascent

On Break

Transit

Oxford Street

Top 10 Images From 2013

December 19, 2013 — 6 Comments

Holiday greetings all!

Street photography has dominated my photography for the entirety of this amazing year. Indeed, so lucky have I been with my photos, I managed to publish a book of my best urban scenes around London, London Moments.

These next images are my 10 personal favourites from 2013.

10. St Paul’s Cheer Squad

The cover of my book and a moment that so nearly didn’t happen. These cheer leaders had just finished their routine and I arrived just in time to catch them disbanding.

St Paul's Cheer Squad [Explored]

9. Three Four Five Six

And, of course, my book’s rear cover. London is a busy financial district so art, architecture and business folk coming together for a great street photo is quite impressive.

Three Four Five Six

8. Urban Landscape

Landscape images in the City? No less impressive for being contemporary and devoid of nature.

Urban Landscape [Explored]

7. Southbank Skater

Always a pleasure to watch these guys at the Southbank.

Southbank Skater

6. Group Dynamics

Each time I view this image, I smile with the memory of stumbling across this dysfunctional looking group.

Group Dynamics

5. Aldgate East

London’s Underground is an icon in every way and I love to break up my street photo walks by covering a few stops on the Tube.

Aldgate East

4. Surprise!

Sometimes you find a moment where people become integral to the story dictated by the environment.

Surprise!

3. Run!

One of the first really prominent scenes to fit my mission to capture people in London environments. A wonderful and decisive moment.

Run!

2. City Hall

This winning image secured me the Professional category 1st place of Open House London‘s photo competition. A lot of entries and a prominent judging panel. I was even featured photographer on Leica’s own blog, with a short interview.

City Hall (London Open House Competition Winning Entry)

1. Cool Bride

The heavens parted the rains for one day and my sunny August wedding day was just perfect. Suzy signed on the dotted line and officially became my better half!

Cool Bride

I hope your photography was as rewarding as mine during 2013. Please leave your links in the comments – I would love to see your favourites too!

Here’s to a great New Year and an awesome 2014.
Michael