Archives for posts with tag: Portraiture

Street Portrait (for and of Becky), 2017– Street Portrait (for and of Becky), 2017 –

Becky was on Shelton Street when I spotted her. I loved her style. Thanks for letting me take your portrait, Becky. Hope you like your picture!

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Street Portrait (for and of Victor), 2017– Street Portrait (for and of Victor), 2017 –

Victor was on Seven Dials. He was great about me taking a few shots. Thanks very much, Victor! Hope you like your picture.

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Since May 2012, I have been approaching strangers in the street and asking if I can take their photograph. Thankfully everybody here said yes.

Thanks to Alice, Alice and Caner, Ajay, Anais, Becky, Blackie, Christian, Clara, Dominic Andrew Davids, Fifi, Flower, Fuki, Han, Hayley, Imogen Smith, Inge, Jenkin, Joe, Kris, Leon Hart, Marcus, Nolan, Patti Smith, Paul Barrett, Paul Smith, Rebecca, Romano, Sara, Stephen Dunn, Stefano, Tim, Tomo and Luna, Tony, Tony, Victor, and Will McLean, and to everyone who has stopped for a portrait.

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If you are interested in learning a bit of background to any of the shots above, a quick search of TFIPM by the person’s name should bring up the original post. This post is dedicated to George Skeggs, my first street portraitee – without him there would have been no beginning…

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

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David Cook and I are reviewing each other’s record collections one disc at a time on a new blog called Zzzounds! David has just reviewed The Seer by Swans. Check it out!

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

Ruby was crossing Neal Street, London, UK when I spotted him. And he was moving fast, so my weary old bones got to see some action. Once I’d caught up with him, Ruby was great about me taking a few shots (in front of the Nike store’s orange window, I think). This is the first of two and is my favourite. Thanks very much for stopping, Ruby. Hope you like your picture.

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Since May 2012, I have been asking strangers if I can take their photograph. I’m drawn to the stylish and the interesting. Thanks to Alice, Chris, Chris, Clive, David, Edith, Egon, Eva, Frances, Gian, Glug Glug, Jason, Joanie, Kelpie, Lee, Leon, Maloviere, Marcela, Maria, Max, Nixon, Robin, Rony, Ruby, Sarah, Sofia and Willow, and to everyone who has stopped for a portrait.

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If you are interested in learning a bit of background to any of the shots above, a quick search of TFIPM by the person’s name should bring up the original post. This post is dedicated to George Skeggs, my first street portraitee – without him there would have been no beginning…

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog called Between Scarlett and Guest. It’s a dialogue in pictures. You can read/ eavesdrop on the conversation here.

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

Mickey was taking a break from decorating (on The Strand, London), when I spotted him. He was great about me taking a few shots. This was the first and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Mickey! Hope you like your picture.

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Since May 2012, I have been asking strangers if I can take their photograph. I’m drawn to the stylish and the interesting – and all of the people here are one or the other or both. Thanks to Mickey, Paul, Andy, David Michael, Dinos, Pia, Rob, Marieangela, Phil, Stefano, Christina, Scrappy, Besrat, Meraz, Daisuke, Wendy, Gilbert, George, Cobain, Steve, Ellie, Spencer, Chris, Jason, Fabio, Ed, Oli and Giovanni, and to everyone who has stopped for a portrait.

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Street Portrait (for and of Paul), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Paul), 2014 –

Paul was on the phone when I spotted him, so I waited for several minutes, looking more and more conspicuous. By the time he’d finished his call, he must have wondered about me. But he was really nice about me taking a few shots – again, this was the first and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Paul! Hope you like your picture.

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If you are interested in learning a bit of background to any of the shots above, a quick search of TFIPM by the person’s name should bring up the original post. This post is dedicated to George Skeggs, my first street portraitee – without him there would have been no beginning…

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Ashley Lily Scarlett and I have started a new blog called Between Scarlett and Guest. It’s a dialogue in pictures. You can read/ eavesdrop on the conversation here.

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Untitled digital photograph, 2012

This was taken in Covent Garden Market, London, UK. It was an opportunity to capture a static subject so I shamelessly took advantage of the caricaturist’s sitter.

Shutters, 2012

Rapt, 2012

On the corner of City Road, opposite the entrance to the police station, stood a wooden billboard. The day before, he was certain it had advertised British Gas. Today it read, “Morning Worms,” in foot-high, san serif capitals.

Golden Promises is the first track on Peter Hammill’s 1980 album, A Black Box. You can read more about the album at peterhammill.com – it’s a massive and lovely resource jam-packed with lyrics, interviews, videos, and audio clips.