Month: June 2009

Girl at Starbucks

Girl at Starbucks

I was having a Starbucks drink while chatting with friends and this really nice looking girl sat next to us. I wanted to get a candid shot as she looked lost in thought but I felt intrusive. Its stupid really. I’ve been asking people for photos and doing candid shots for years. I’ve never got over that fear of doing it. Never will I think. Minutes after this portrait the heavens opened and I was happy. Torrential rain makes for interesting shots. So I stood in the middle of Paradise Street snapping away. One photo I took caused a guy to wander over asking why I took a photo of his “bird.” I explained and showed him that I hadn’t. They got a bit defensive about the photo of their friend I took saying I can’t do this n that. I couldn’t really say anything as Liverpool 1 is private property but you know how it is. People are generally suspcious when you point a camera at them. Doesn’t matter that I’ve spent 5 years documenting the city, released books, exhibitions, and all that. “Why’s he taking my photo?” Its a shame but thankfully not everyone reacted that way yesterday and I got a couple of nice photos.

Crown Princess comes in on Monday. Biggest ship ever to enter the Mersey. I’ll hoping for good weather as I have some fun things planned.

Summer girl

Summer girl

Went for a wander yesterday and spotted this very cool looking girl outside a pub. Had to ask for a photo.

Just off Lark Lane

Just off Lark Lane

Theres a lovely street just off Lark Lane filled with hanging baskets and flowers. Its all managed by one single guy who spends 3hrs a day watering them. Amazing stuff. Such a great community there.

Apologies for the lack of images recently. I’m in the process of moving house and of course getting the internet in is a slow process.

Girl at Hub

Girl at Hub

One of the things you’ll find at Hub Festival is people willing to pose. Take one photo of someone and loads flock to you. This girl, for example, was loving the cameras which made for some fun shots. Although I’m not sure what the thing was with the writing this year. Never seen it before but this year everyone was covered in writing.