Street View

Photo Walk: Shoreditch & Brick Lane on a Sunday

No big secret to this one. Shoreditch and, in particular, Brick Lane, are a big draw for street photographers and photo walks in London every weekend.

Despite all this I’ve never actually been there with my camera, having thought little of Shoreditch since a few misguided nights out years ago made me think it was a not very nice part of London (which was probably true back then). Continue reading

Red stems
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Photo Walk: Hoxton & Shoreditch with Delta 3200

On Wednesday night I took part in Blurb Photo Books‘ first London photo walk, hosted by Dan Milnor who is their resident photographer/speaker/trainer dude.

This was a night walk, starting after 6pm in the middle of a London winter, so I knew my usual stash of film wasn’t going to cut it. Instead I picked up the fastest thing I could get my hands on – Ilford Delta 3200. Sure, I could have pushed my Tri-x 400 that high, but this was a good opportunity to try out the Ilford after hearing so many good things about it. Continue reading

Richmond Park Reflection
Girl at Southbank Centre

Photo Walk: Southbank to Vauxhall with the Leica M6

I’m not sure what drives me to freeze my nuts off in the London winter taking pictures of the city at its bleakest, but here I am again. You know I’m really starting to see the attraction of plastic cameras … all that metal seems reassuringly solid when you’re trying a camera in store, but when you can’t feel your fingers you get over it pretty quickly.

My original plan was to strike out east, but this being the holiday season the transport links were dodgy and I was running out of light, so I settled for familiar territory, getting off at Waterloo and making my way west along the Thames towards home. Continue reading

The Walbrook Building, London
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City Approach

Photo Walk: Chelsea Bridge to Wandsworth Bridge

I had the best of intentions to photo walk yesterday. But first a nap got in the way. Then prolonged thunderstorms got in the way. Then dinner got in the way … you get the idea.

Today I had better luck. After a quick trip into town to see whether the Panasonic G5 was in stock (it isn’t), I took the X Pro 1 for a little outing to see if I could get my phojo back before Paris next weekend. (And yes, I know phojo is terrible, but I think it just might stick.) Continue reading


Photo Walk: Canal Life – Little Venice to Camden

London is a bit of a gold mine for photographers. But the funny thing is, photogs tend not to share their locations, lest somebody rip off their not-so-original composition.

During a recent ‘staycation’, I turned to the internet for inspiration. I googled ‘London photo walks’, ‘London photo walking routes’, ‘where to take photos in London’ and many other exciting variations. Continue reading