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Seen in London - Orange sky c/o Hurricane Ophelia
17th October 2017 - 0 comments

Yesterday's surreal red sun and orange skies over the UK were quite amazing weren't they?! I put my camera white balance on 'daylight' and took a photo out of my window of the orangey sky around 3pm.

Weather experts say it is caused by ex-hurricane Ophelia pulling air and Sahara dust from southern Europe and Africa.

No Sepia was used in the making of this photo!

Part of my Seen in London Series, an ongoing photography project - snapping my visions of London and the people who live in it one click at a time!
S7 Airlines inflight magazine - Street Photography feature
10th October 2017 - 0 comments
My 'Soho Night Rain' photograph (last page / bottom right) features in the October 2017 issue of S7 Airlines official inflight magazine. Its part of an article about an ongoing Henri Cartier-Bresson photography exhibition in Moscow.

Other photographers (who I'm humbled to be featured along-side) incl. Joel Meyerowitz, Trent Parke, Martin Parr and Ying Tang. Its published in Russian so I can't read it!

Download the full Magazine PDF here free

Yellow London - Street Photography
08th October 2017 - 0 comments
When you find out by accident that you have this thing for the colour yellow! 💛💛💛 All photographs below were taken in London.

Street Style Photoshoot - Veenus London Music (II)
21st September 2017 - 0 comments

Another shot from my street style photoshoot with the songwriting duo Veenus London Music.

One of my favourite things about doing photoshoots, is that moment when the clients, who are initially nervous/self conscience, start to gain your trust and relax into the shoot. It is the job of the photographer, to put them at ease, so that they become themselves and their personalities & chemistry comes through. I usually know that I'm doing a good job when they almost forget that I'm even there!

If you are interested in a private 'street style' photoshoot for yourself, band or business, please get in touch with me.
Street Style Photoshoot - Veenus London Music (I)
21st September 2017 - 0 comments

One of my favourite images from a recent photoshoot I did with the songwriting duo Veenus London Music. My brief was simply to capture their vibe in a urban street style. No fancy lights, reflectors or gimmicks. Just working with natural light, as I would do anyway, and a decent fixed lens is all I really need!

If you are interested in a private 'street style' photoshoot for yourself, band or business, please get in touch with me.
Seen in London - Gentrification Zone
18th September 2017 - 0 comments

Gentrification Zone - Seen in Soho, London 18/09/17

Part of my Seen in London Series, an ongoing photography project - snapping my visions of London and the people who live in it one click at a time!
Londnr magazine Interview - Photographer in Residence
08th September 2017 - 0 comments

Check out an interview I did recently with Londnr Magazine, to coincide with my concurrent 3 month 'Photographer in Residence' feature on their Instagram & Facebook social media pages.
Soho, London - Give me shelter
22nd August 2017 - 0 comments

Soho, London

Most people know that I don't mind if it rains when I am out taking photos - i have a gallery dedicated to the cause! Instead of moaning (too much!) about our great British weather and being negative, I channel that energy into a positive, creative one and make the most of the situation. When its sunny I can get my light chaser shots, and when its rainy, I get my umbrella & moody light shots!

When I'm hosting guests on workshops or photo walks around London, I have to keep in mind that not all people will want to embrace walking in wet weather to get those moody, cool, rainy day shots like I do. However, when they see my enthusiasm and I point out photo moments to them, I see the positive change and the rain doesn't seem so wet!

I encourage workshop guests to experiment with subject matter, composition and be creative with the people and urban environment around them. Its that breakthrough from them seeing the world through 'tourist eyes' and taking holiday snaps, to them seeing the world through the eyes of street photographer, that is why I love what I do!
Seen in London - Seeing red in rainy Chinatown
16th August 2017 - 0 comments

Seeing red in rainy Chinatown, London. Don't be afraid to go out in the rain and take photos, you just never know what you may find! Taken during one of my recent Soho workshops.

Part of my Seen in London Series, an ongoing photography project - snapping my visions of London and the people who live in it one click at a time!
Photo City London, Street Photography Exhibition
03rd August 2017 - 0 comments

What a great space for an exhibition!

What an amazing day in Paternoster Square! We had a successful first ever Photo City London 2017 exhibition! A whooping 7,000 of you came along to this one day special photography event which was situated in the heart of St. Paul's, City of London!

Thanks to my good friend Matt Hart for inviting me to take part in such a special exhibition event in the first place. A big thank you also to Alan Raw, a brilliant curator who organised the show so professionally. And great work from fellow exhibitors: Christian Cross, Robert Bentley, Matt Hart & Paul Sanders.

(left) Matt Hart, Paul Sanders, Linda Wisdom, Christian Cross, Robert Bentley

Christian Cross, Linda Wisdom, Matt Hart

Also thank you to the Fujifilm UK team, the Paternoster Square team, CameraWorld, Genesis Imaging, Snapperstuff to name but a few. Thank you also to all my friends, Twitter & Instagram fam and the lovely people who took time out to pop down to meet & chat with us and check out the photography on display! Cheers for your kind comments, see you again soon!

© Snapperstuff

© Özlem Mehmet

© John Hughes

Incase you were unfortunate to miss it, you can see a sample of the London street photos that were on display from this Evening Standard article about the exhibition.

© Matt Hart

© Matt Hart

Seen in Soho, London - Face Piercings
25th July 2017 - 0 comments

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.

Part of my Seen in London Series, an ongoing photography project - snapping my visions of London and the people who live in it one click at a time!
Shooting at close range - Street Photography Workshops
20th July 2017 - 0 comments

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 - 0 comments

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 - 0 comments

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, a sweltering 32C!!

Seen in Soho, London. Part of my Seen in London Series, an ongoing photography project - snapping my visions of London and the people who live in it one click at a time!
Grenfell Tower - The aftermath of the fire tragedy
15th June 2017 - 0 comments

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.
The 7 Essential Rules of Street Photography - Article
12th June 2017 - 0 comments

The 7 Essential Rules of Street Photography

Check out a new article on website, offering some helpful beginner street photography tips! I was asked to contribute some street photography 'wisdom' to the article which I hope you find useful. Happy shooting!
London Photoshoot with an Argentinian cyclist
08th June 2017 - 0 comments

Just finished a photoshoot around London with an Argentinian race cyclist. An interesting and very different shoot from my norm, but I was up for the challenge. That said, it was also a lot of fun to shoot.

In fact, we are doing a second shoot in the City of London over the weekend! For now, we ended today's shoot, here under Westminster Bridge, looking out to the Houses of Parliament, just as it started to rain!
London Bridge Station, London
04th June 2017 - 0 comments

London Bridge Station, London
London is a beautiful, diverse, and resilient city. And we who are lucky enough to call it home are not afraid. We are made of stronger stuff than cowardly individuals who seek to do harm and invoke fear in the name of "religion."

We will keep calm and carry on.
New Street Photography Airbnb Experience
17th May 2017 - 0 comments

Group selfie with my two Mumbai guests after a fun workshop in Soho today!

I launched a brand new Airbnb Single Day experience for my London street photography workshops called Capture The Moment just over a fortnight ago now, and I've been pleasantly surprised by the number I've bookings I've received already!

'Airbnb experiences'?! I hear you cry! What the darn are those? Well in August 2016 Airbnb (more famous of course for their hosted travel accommodation services) launched Airbnb 'Experiences' and 'Trips' which essentially are tailored activities hosted by city hosts around the world like myself. Whatever your passion, there is likely to be a host in your travel (or local) destination city running an experience to suit your interest! So far, I've hosted my street photography experience for guests from Australia, USA, India, Japan, UK and all over Europe!

I actually now have two Airbnb experiences, a 3-day street photography workshop called Always Look Twice, and this new one-day (3 hours) workshop called Capture The Moment, which is more of a condensed version for guests on a tighter schedule in London.

If you are interested in booking a workshop with me, whether through the Airbnb platform or would like a more tailored workshop to suit your photography learning needs, please contact me and I will reply promptly!

3 Hour Photo Tour Workshops start from just £60.00 GBP per person.

New reviews from guests who attended my Airbnb experience!
New Interview with Street Photographer Community Google+
16th May 2017 - 0 comments

Check out a new interview I recently did with the Google+ Street Photographer Community recently. I talk about how I got started shooting street photography, some of my favourite photographers & inspirations who have influenced my work, plus I offer some advice to beginner street photographers on how to get started!