Dress Code

With the right advertising and in the right setting an everyday ordinary object such as a coat hanger can become an extraordinary piece of art. Found while out on the streets of London…how could I resist? In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “(Extra)ordinary.”

Tate Modern & reading

A recent trip to London saw me taking hundreds of photographs of tourist spots, works of art and all the usual stuff one shoots when in our beautiful capital but these two images are among my favorites mainly because they’re taken at The Tate Modern.. this first one because it shows that book shops willContinue reading “Tate Modern & reading”

Another serendipitous moment

Sometimes things just happen in photography and I know the moment I press the shutter button I have caught my ‘image of the day’ . I couldn’t believe my luck when on a recent trip to London to photograph urban art I spotted this guy and everything fell in to place…the door artwork by ‘skeletoncardboard’Continue reading “Another serendipitous moment”

Scary

Just turned a corner in London and there it was..how could I resist? I did have to back up a wee bit to fit it all in and was still struggling but wasn’t going to leave without capturing it. The best thing about street photography for me is that it always surprises me…there isn’t aContinue reading “Scary”

33a S. Schwartz 33a

What a fabulous treasure I found while wandering around London, the old wooden doors of 33a Fournier St Spitalfields are a piece of urban art… -“between numbers 33 and 35 is a passageway that formerly led to Worrell’s yard and dwelling house”-(British History online) and in the 40s the sign said the entrance led toContinue reading “33a S. Schwartz 33a”

Piers & me

Have always thought where there’s water there’s a pier or jetty and if there’s a pier I usually find it. Have had a love of piers since I was a child when my grandmother, Doris, would take me for endless walks and sand filled picnics on the beach in Blackpool. On a recent trip toContinue reading “Piers & me”

Purpose Blur

Out and about for a few days in London and wandering about in the early evening found a group of guys skateboarding at the Undercroft on the South Bank, The light was very low so found it hard to get any really clear images especially as was rushing but had to try and capture thisContinue reading “Purpose Blur”

unwelcome frame intruders & reflectors

Trying to get closer and closer to subjects in the street can be difficult and sometime nerve racking but on a recent trip to London I thought I would do my best and get as close as possible. So armed with my canon fd 28mm legacy lens on my  Lumix G2 I set off withContinue reading “unwelcome frame intruders & reflectors”

Painted Black & Serendipitous Blur

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Blur.” On a recent trip to London I sat on a window seat in a pub in Leicester Square and pondered on the fact that in the 1980s BT sold off a number of their red phone boxes to New World Payphones,  -http://www.telephonecardcollector.com/new-world-payphones.htm-     New WorldContinue reading “Painted Black & Serendipitous Blur”