Taken in Venice, last August.
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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.
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.
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Happy street shooting all!
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.
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.
8. Urban Landscape
Landscape images in the City? No less impressive for being contemporary and devoid of nature.
7. Southbank Skater
Always a pleasure to watch these guys at the Southbank.
6. Group Dynamics
Each time I view this image, I smile with the memory of stumbling across this dysfunctional looking group.
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.
Sometimes you find a moment where people become integral to the story dictated by the environment.
One of the first really prominent scenes to fit my mission to capture people in London environments. A wonderful and decisive moment.
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.
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!
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.