Seven miles later....

by Helen Hooker October. 17, 2019 694 views
Playing with reflections along Oxford Street

Playing with reflections along Oxford Street

One of my jobs over the last couple of weeks has been to write an article for Photoblog highlighting a selection of inspiring photographers. One of my choices was Joel Meyerowitz, whose street photography I’ve admired for many years. As chance would have it I discovered yesterday an exhibition of his work which is on show at the Leica Gallery in London until Sunday. This was all the encouragement I needed to take a trip into London for my day off and it was worth the trip. Inspired by the photos I’d seen I then headed off with my camera to do some street photography of my own.

Waiting to cross the road at Oxford Circus

Waiting to cross the road at Oxford Circus

Reading on the tube

Reading on the tube

I took a circuitous route, along Oxford Street, to the British Museum and from there to Camden Market. For much of the day I struggled to find inspiration and I was particularly frustrated not to find more shots around Camden.

My one successful shot from Camden Market. The moment I saw this lady apparently getting a talking to by a superhero (I'm not sure which one!) I knew I had to get the photo!

My one successful shot from Camden Market. The moment I saw this lady apparently getting a talking to by a superhero (I'm not sure which one!) I knew I had to get the photo!

Finally, with a couple of hours left before I met up with Kevin for dinner I headed back into the City, hopping off the tube at Bank. I figured I might find some inspiration around the new Mithraeum building and I was right. By the time I arrived, just after four o’clock, the sun was dropping lower in the sky, throwing some beautiful shafts of light into the modern architecture. I received from very odd looks from passersby, but that wasn’t going to deter me as I looked for the right combination of light and shade. Finally it was worth walking seven miles for this light!

There was something about this chap's posture and gesture that demanded to be photographed.

There was something about this chap's posture and gesture that demanded to be photographed.

Walking through the shadows

Walking through the shadows

17 October 2019

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Jim Hooker 1 year, 1 month ago

Beautiful indeed.

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Kay Hooker 1 year, 1 month ago

I see what you mean about the chap in #6.  Waiting to finish his call, and then planning to eat his banana.  All are great.

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