I’ve been to the Barbican once or twice over the years. It’s a hugely fascinating place. It feels like you step out of London and into something else completely different. A brutalist self contained city. It’s a strangely beautiful arrangement of concrete, trees and random humans. I imagine you could spend days there taking photos.Read More
I don’t know if these are really any good or not. There’s a certain something to them but that may simply be a reminder of someone’s work that actually is good. They are just people walking around streets type photos. The kind I’m not usually fond of. They tick the boxes. Light bounced off building to illuminate people, tick. On a street, tick. People, tick. But what am I saying? What’s going on here? I dunno. Is there anything really to them other than I thought the light was fun to play with so I took a few photos? Is that enough?
Photographing people on the streets is easy. Photographing an actual moment with good light and composition is bloody hard. Often you go out and take other people’s photos. You see them and think it’s good but it’s simply an echo of really good work.
Well here they are any way. I’m getting them out the way before getting to the good photos from the past few weeks.
I took and posted this photo nearly 5 years ago. The other day I was browsing old work digging out photos for my portfolio. I found these old London photos and well I threw up. It takes a long time to unlearn bad habits like over processing. I’ve been on a drive for that for a number of years now. Amazingly it was this trip to London that helped kickstart it. I limited myself to no HDR and a ND grad filter. Yet somehow I still over-processed this photo. I didn’t see it at the time though. You never do. I’m getting there. Getting closer to a nice clean look to my architectural photography.
I’d love a medium format setup. Square images. Nice balance to them.