London photography is my personal collection of photos that I’ve taken as I’m traveling around this amazing city. I love living in London and this collection represents the way I see things and the way I like to capture them in photos. I’ve got a self confessed love of escalators, late night travel, puddles, perspectives, architecture and street art – all of these feature prominently in this selection of images.
As a professional photographer, I’m obsessed by taking photos and whenever I see something that visually inspires me, I immediately start thinking about ways to photograph it – how the lighting looks, how best to frame it and create an interesting composition. Taking photographs while traveling around London in such a spontaneous way means that the weather or the lighting can provide additional challenges. I often have to make a mental note of a place or scene and visualise how I think it might look at a different time of day – creating a view of it in my mind’s eye. Sometimes these ideas are stored for weeks before I’m able to revisit a place, and sometimes they pop back into my head when I see a completely different location and work out even better than I expected.
Most of my work as a headshot photographer is done with a creative brief in mind and has some kind of structure to it, so this style of photography represents my alter ego – a chance to enjoy the freedom of taking photographs based only on the raw elements of a scene, with London as the backdrop.