Sunday, March 18, 2012

#146 Paul The Projector Man

Looking for a fab way to spend a Sunday afternoon in north London? Why don't you book a heritage tour of Phoenix Cinema in East Finchley? It was such an informative and interesting tour. 

Phoenix Cinema, previously also known as Rex Cinema, has been around for a hundred years. It has started off with silent shorts and moved to Blue-Ray DVD technology in recent years. One of the first films shown there on the opening night in May 1912 was a film about the tragic Titanic ocean liner which had recently sunk.

Meet Paul, the man behind the projector. He had plenty of stories to tell and he is a great story teller. The man loves his projector machines and I now know how the cinema works.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

#145 PopUp Barbados

I saw him sitting on the kerb waiting. Quick request and he was happy to pose. Turns out he was waiting for his girlfriend who was getting some pots for the plants they just bought. 

He was an interesting character and I walked away with his business card as he runs monthly PopUp Barbados restaurant. Food? Did someone mention food?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

#144 Nikon Man

There he was sitting on a box watching the world or Brick Lane to be exact and smoking. Friendly smile and I got the shot. He was happy to oblige smoking as required. Only just as I was leaving him, I noticed he was carrying a camera. Nikon to be exact. Am I allowed to shoot boys of a different brand? 

Monday, March 12, 2012

#143 One man band

We had such a giggle yesterday wandering around Columbia Road. We convinced this gentleman that we were on a day out from a very special institution, which only allowed us out for one day a week. He usually performs with his band outside the Spanish restaurant in Columbia Road. A lovely chap.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

#142 Second Prize

Once in a while you see someone and you know you just found a real gem. This wonderful gent was walking down Brick Lane when I stopped him. Turns out the last time someone asked him for a photo, his face ended up being displayed in Barbican. The photographer won the second prize. I am not surprised.

#141 Lycra Chic

I have been missing the strangers project but I am hoping as the weather warms up, we will be back out on the streets with strobes stopping interesting peeps again. In recent weeks, every time I had time to head out to stalk some strangers, the heavens would open up and rain would start pouring. It's difficult to ask for a shot when everyone is running off indoors.

Yesterday I got lucky with the weather for a change and while out and about with a bunch of photographers, I stopped this lycra-cladded gent. Super friendly smile. Thank you for letting me take your photo!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

#140 Full of smiles

I spotted their smiles from miles away. Two people colourfully dressed with super happy smiles. What else a photographer could wish for on a sunny Sunday afternoon?