Working in Central London always means there is always something different going on and its not always possible to carry a bulky DSLR with lens every day. I always have my iPhone on me which is great for taking a photo to document the moment or for a night out with friends. However I always usually carry my Fuji X100T for being able take a photo which will allow me to capture the moment in a way I see fit.
On Wednesday 11th January I was walking along the south bank after work and Ben Affleck happened to be meeting fans for the Premier of his new movie at the BFI South Bank. I had the X100T on me so took a few photos, knowing I wouldn’t really be in a position to get a good portrait I decided to capture the atmosphere of an outdoor film premier in London’s mid winter and in the street style I have been working on over the past year and a half.
Take a look at my album London at night: Low light street photos for more from this series.
London, January 2017
I went to an open Mic night at the Bedroom Bar in London’s Shoreditch to take my photos of my friend’s Pop, Hip Hop, net-soul group, Delphi. This gave me the opportunity to try out Live performance photography taking my Street Photography into a bar and using the low light to create more atmospheric photos all with my street camera, my Fuji X100T.
I’m pretty happy with the results. Check out more photos in my Events page
At the end of August in London’s Soho I worked with my musician friend Akara (Twitter @akaraett) to experiment with the use of natural light on a Summer’s evening to add to to the atmosphere in a series of street portraits. This meant being creative with the tools we had and trying to control the light rather than having complete control. Street and portrait photography is an aspect of photography I really enjoy so this will be something of a project of mine
Over the past few months I have been taking more street photos than ever with the purchase of my Fuji X100T fixed lens camera. The fixed lens camera bring me closer to the action capturing the moments which show London’s versatile city life from street scenes, to friends events.
This week i attended my artist friend Kathlyn Pagador www.kpagador.com meet the artist event at Store Street Espresso in central London. The photos were taken using the Fuji X100T which is also a talking point due to its retro style. These are posted them in my London Living section of the site. See what you think.
So far since Living in London I have been invited to a few events to take photographs based in conference centres, sports clubs and even an embassy. I’ve realised that this involves a lot of preparation to make sure that the moment is captured and not forgotten. As with any kind of work for a client understanding what is required beforehand (what kind of photos will be used and what story will be told through the photos) is important then selecting the right tools and preparing for eventualities (failing memory cards, batteries and other technical issues as well as lighting including the weather). There is always something to learn and incorporates different genres of photography including life style to capture the moment as well as portraits. Living in a city like London there are always opportunities to take event photographs to many styles from corporate meetings, social parties and charity events.
At the beginning of May I attended the ‘Almuerzo Criollo’ charity event hosted by the Anglo Peruvian Society at the Thames Rowing Club in Putney, London for Amantani UK and took my Fuji X100T a long to take photos.
Thank you to the Anglo Peruvian Society for letting me capture the event. The photos can be found on my events page
London, May 2016
Anglo Peruvian Society website: www.angloperuviansociety.org
Amantani UK: www.amantani.org.uk
After living in London for 6 years and 2 of them without making use of a camera I took up photography properly in 2013 with the idea of seeing London from a different perspective – behind the lens. Stopping and noticing everyday life of the city and how it can be captured and appreciated. This can be seen in my London at night: Low light street photos and London Lives collection
Over the last few years I have discovered photography has opened many doors and have taken many photos and made many friends in different walks of life all through my interest in photography. I like to capture the moment and so street photography interests me. I also really enjoy portrait, fashion and event photography – trying to capture the personalities of my subjects and actual moments shown in Portraits about town and the Studio Portraits collections
This blog is my thoughts in words and my pictures and aim to constantly update the links above and add many more.