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Seen in Soho, London - Face Piercings
25th July 2017


Seen in Soho, London - I had to get a candid close up, to highlight this interesting guy's face piercings. His whole outfit was quite unique.

Someone online asked me 'Why didn't you stop him and ask him to pose for you?' I'm not a 'stop and ask for a portrait' kind of street shooter. There are posed street portrait photographers already out there, that is their style and that's great. However, I prefer not to disturb people out in the street. Candid portraits shows someone's natural character and soul of a person, which can be lost when someone is conscious or shy in front of a camera.
Shooting at close range - Street Photography Workshops
20th July 2017

Soho, London 2017

A part of my street photo workshops involves teaching covert techniques & confidence tips to shoot people at close range. Seeing as I have to lead by example, I end up taking 100s of close up pics so they can see me in action and to invite them out of their comfort zone, which for some, starts on the other side of the road. But towards the end of the workshop, they are so in the 'zone' they forget to be afraid and shoot at my distance or a much closer range then they did at the start.

This method allows you to take a better composed photo by putting your creativity and composition first, instead of any fear or doubt about taking the photo and missing the moment.

Not all street photography styles involves shooting at close range, but when you do, it can often make for a more compelling photo, especially street portraits or interactions between people expressing emotions, moods or other characteristics that would be hard to connect with if shoot from too far away.
PhotoCityExpo London Street Photography Exhibition
09th July 2017

PhotoCityExpo London Street Photography Exhibition

One for your diaries! I am pleased to announce that I will be part of an amazing first in the City of London in Paternoster Square! I will be part of a street photography exhibition along with Matt Hart, Christian Cross, Paul Sanders & Robert Bentley. Curated by Alan Raw.

The date: 3rd August 2017
The place: Paternoster Square, St. Paul's London.

PhotoCity London will be free and in the main Square in the open air. We are very excited about this and will give you more information about the exhibition and events on the day in due course.

All at PhotoCity London is in association with Fujifilm. This is a free event supported by Genesis, Cameraworld, Paternoster Square, yesyesBD., HIP Gallery & The Creative and Cultural Company.
Seen in Soho, London - hot cat
22nd June 2017


Another boiling hot day in London, another workshop! This cat just lay there chilling outside this convenience store in a really busy part of London. Loads of people were walking by, some even stopping to pet it. Kitty didn't even flinch or react like it was thinking 'I can't be bothered, its too hot!' of which it was - 32C!

Seen in Soho, London
Grenfell Tower - The aftermath of the fire tragedy
15th June 2017


I went for stroll towards Grenfell Tower this afternoon. I live about 15 minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove/Latimer Road area. All you can smell even before you even reach the area is the stench of burning plastic, which I think is very odd after a major fire.

It was pretty sombre there as people who came to look, just stood in disbelief at not just the size of the building, but the black, charred shell that it is now. To think that the unfortunate souls who did not make it remain inside, whilst people on the streets were still putting up 'Missing' posters in the area just hoping and praying for a miracle.

I popped into a couple churches and charities to ask if they needed any help/items, but they have been so overwhelmed with the generosity of people that many are now turning people away. There was a huge sense of local community spirit which was really great to see.

No surprise that, that Theresa May went to visit and ONLY decided to speak to the firemen. Whilst in contrast Jeremy Corbyn also visited and went to chat and listen to the locals who are quite rightly angry at what happened. Actions speak louder than words.

Everyone is still waiting to hear from Kensington & Chelsea Council, who still have yet to make a statement.

Have to show huge respect to the fire fighters who risked their own lives to try and rescue residents and put the massive fire out. They are the real heroes.

The truth will come out and hopefully justice will prevail for those affected by this shocking tragedy, that probably could have been avoided.