I grew up on the streets of London, well the South London suburbs to be precise. So it’s ironic I’ve never photographed them before. This is part of my London photography project.
I left London over 20 years ago so I do have an excuse. But it’s something I’ve been meaning to rectify ever since.
London – Street Photography Project
With that in mind I decided to make London a street photography project for 2020, whenever I can find time to travel back to my home city and make it happen.
London Day Trip
By coincidence some of my photography friends had similar thoughts and a London day trip was agreed over a pint or two. So, with all the finesse of a Walrus balancing on a tightrope, our inaugural trip to London was planned. The end result? A rather motley crew comprising of Luis, David, Greig and myself descended upon London a couple of weeks ago.
A long day!
It was a long day and a lot of fun. I left home at 7.30am and got back at 11.30pm.
We walked bloody miles! I think it was Luis who noted on his iWatch pedometer that we’d walked over 13 miles.
Thankfully he gave us this vital information during our recovery session in a pub outside Blackfriars station whilst waiting for our train back to Brighton.
Those pints were vital. Nobody wanted to die of dehydration….
Photographically speaking it was a hard day. I think we all felt the same way.
The implications of Coronavirus (Covid-19) had just started to be felt in London and the streets seemed very quiet as a result.
Plus, I think we all agreed, it’s easier to “do” photography on your own. I wouldn’t trade that for a very enjoyable social day out though.
Anyway, here are some images from the day…..