Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The end is nigh!

Dear faithful followers and random readers,

It has been a fantastic year and a half shooting strangers. I enjoyed my photographic journey here. It's now time to move on so after thorough consideration, I decided to finish this project and start a new one rather than change the format of this blog.

Please check out my new project here:

Thank you to everyone who posed for me and for all your support throughout the running of the project!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

#173 Gudrun Sjödén's Aubrun Girl

While I am trying to figure out what to do next and there are ideas popping into and out of my head, please enjoy the portrait of this beautiful auburn girl. She was sitting with her friend outside Tatty Devine having coffee. It turns out she is working at the new store across the road 'Gudrun Sjödén'. It is the first British store from a very popular Swedish designer. Beautifully colourful stuff.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

#172 Where to next?

For the last few weeks I've been asking myself this question... 'Where to next?' I love street portraits. Wandering the streets and talking to strangers gives me a buzz I cannot begin to describe and yet I have been finding myself in a rut lately. Simply because every time I want to stop someone I think 'Oh, I've got someone like that already...'

Yesterday I spend the afternoon shooting strangers with Emil. We haven't been out on the street together for ages. And I mean ages. It must have been close to a year. It was good to sound off the frustrations. I know that this project as it is now needs to come to an end. I need to find a new spin on it. There was a fab exhibition at London Festival of Photography showcasing a series on elderly ladies with their shopping trollies. Loved the idea but it's been done. Time out to think, I think.

Here is a stranger from yesterday enjoying his drink in the sunny streets of Soho.

Friday, June 22, 2012

#171 A man with a cigar

Have I ever walked by a man with a cigar? I don't think so! Not sure how I am going to cope in Cuba though! 

Smokers always make for perfect portrait subjects. This gent was no different. He put on his shades and enjoyed the quick photoshoot. Thank you for posing!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

#170 Beauty

This beautiful girl was the first stranger we stopped last Sunday. I loved her style and how timid she was about her beauty.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

#169 Father's Day Special

Rarely do you come across a man dressed so sharp and yet pleasantly casual. 

This gent definitely stood out in the crowd. He was out celebrating Father's Day with his family. Fantastic look and very sunny disposition. Thank you for posing for me!

Monday, June 18, 2012

#168 Jac

While wandering the streets of Marylebone Summer Fayre yesterday, Pola and I spotted Jac. We both loved her very relaxed and yet elegant style. She oozed class! Sadly we weren't quick enough to catch her as she entered the crowded bit of the fair. I felt I missed a great opportunity.

Well, sometimes life throws you another chance. We bumped into her later in another area. Pola later admitted that as she was watching me approach with the photo request, she was convinced I was going to get a 'no'. It turns out though that Jac is the loveliest person ever. What a great smile!

Jac is a therapist and Tai Chi instructor. She definitely has the disposition for that.

Thank you for stopping!