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.
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.
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!
17 October 2019