Archives for posts with tag: Hat

Street Portrait (for and of Tony), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Tony), 2015 –

Yesterday was my first go at taking a street portrait for some time. Tony was an obvious candidate and easily the most stylish person on the street. He was great about me taking a few shots, and it turned out he is a photographer himself. This was the last shot of Tony I took and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Tony! Hope you like your picture.

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I are engaged in a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest. Check it out!

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Street Portrait (for and of Frances), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Frances), 2015 –

Frances was crossing Tavistock Street, London, UK, when I spotted her. She was easily the most stylish person in the street. And she was great about having her photograph taken. This is the second shot and is my favourite. Thanks very much for stopping, Frances! Hope you like your picture.

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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Street Portrait (for and of Jason), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Jason), 2015 –

Jason was being interviewed by a TV crew when I spotted him. So, I wondered whether he would be OK about having his photograph taken straight after, but he was great about it – and we had a brief chat about photography. Thanks very much for stopping, Jason! It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope you like your picture.

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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Street Portrait (for and of Glug Glug), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Glug Glug), 2015 –

Glug Glug was a little way ahead of me (on a road that used to join up to Charing Cross Road, but is being redeveloped), when her hat blew off. Which gave me the opportunity to retrieve it for her and ask for a portrait. Glug Glug was great about me taking a few shots, and my inability to get her name right (“You know, like drinking in comic strips”). This was the first shot and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Glug Glug! Hope you like your picture.

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 Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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Street Portrait (for and of Willow), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Willow), 2015 –

I spotted Willow going into music shops on Denmark Street, London, UK. At some point I got distracted and ended up having to run after her down the street. She was great about me taking a few shots. This was the second of three and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Willow! Hope you like your picture.

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 Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog together. It’s a conversation in pictures and it’s called Between Scarlett and Guest.

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Street Portrait (for and of Phil), 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Phil), 2014 –

It started as a bad day, Monday, but just after 2pm, it improved dramatically – I ran into Phil, just off Seven Dials in London, UK. He was easily the most stylish person on the street and he was great about me taking a few shots of him. This is the first and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Phil! Hope you like your picture.

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Street Portrait (for and of Tziporah Salamon, 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Tziporah Salamon), 2014 –

There was a brief break in the rain the other day, so I dashed out. At the end of Shorts Gardens is an art gallery called the Hospital Club and this is where I saw Tziporah. She and a friend were getting out of a cab. I couldn’t believe how amazingly stylish she was. And not only that, she was lovely and agreed to a few shots. This is the second and my favourite. Thanks so much for stopping, Tziporah! Hope you like your picture.

Tziporah Salamon is a stylist, performance artist, model and legendary style icon. I strongly recommend you check out her website here.

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If you are at all interested in self-portraits, I strongly recommend you visit Strata of the Self.

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Street Portrait (for and of Sarah), 2013

I’d given up on Neal Street and was about to leave when I saw Sarah out of the corner of my eye. She was so stylish I did a double-take and almost missed the opportunity to photograph her – I had to run to keep up with her. And she was lovely about me fudging a load of shots. This was the second and is my favourite. Thanks so much for stopping Sarah! Hope you like your picture.

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One of the pleasures of my street photography routine is the soundtrack – a shuffle through my MP3 player’s current playlist. The song that came on just before I spotted Sarah was Shine by Motörhead.

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This post is dedicated to James Clarke for his encouragement! Thanks Jamie!

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Somehow Cecil Court, where I spotted James (his hat and coat spoke to me from the other end of the arcade) has not been on my radar (although the pub on the corner was for a number of years). It’s a fascinating little pedestrian street crammed with antiquarian bookshops and print and art galleries, so I’ll be going back regularly. James stood out from the crowd – dapper, considered and with an intellectual air. And he was fantastic about letting me take several shots. Again this was the first and best – I love the Salvador Dali meets William Burroughs pose he struck – something else! Thanks very much, James! Hope you like your picture.

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Street Portrait (for and of Diego), 2013

On Wednesday I was heading in the direction of the British Museum, when I spotted Diego. He was the most interesting-looking person I’d seen in what seemed like an age, but he was on the phone. So I followed him. And followed him. And followed him, all the way back to Great Queen Street where I’d started from (and where I took shot #1), then onto Longacre. I’m sure he knew I was tailing him, because occasionally he would stop and look around and for fun I would look the other way. Would his phone call ever end? Just outside a pub – The Freemason’s Arms it did, and I pounced. And he was great about having his portrait taken. Thanks very much, Diego! Hope you like your pictures.

Street Portrait (for and of Diego) #2, 2013

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My home broadband has decided to go on the fritz, so apologies for not keeping up with your blogs. Hopefully see you soon…

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Meanwhile, Richard, my cool collaborator is posting a raft of great, atmospheric shots from a trip to Cuba here!

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I’ve just opened an Etsy shop called City Stories. You can visit it here.