Archives for posts with tag: Street Portrait

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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Street Portrait (for and of Chris Garland), 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Chris Garland), 2014 –

It’s been a long time since I last ran, I mean really ran after a potential portraitee. And for Chris I ran uphill (not a big one, but I’m out of shape). He was great about me taking a few shots and we had an interesting, sometimes passionate and despairing conversation about the parlous state of British popular culture, retro-ism, beards, Kate Bush, fashion, young artists, the fashion of the high street, and Ladbroke Grove. Thanks very much for stopping, Chris – it was a pleasure to meet you. Hope you like your pictures.

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Street Portrait (for and of Chris Garland), 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Chris Garland), 2014 –

Visit The Psychedelic Manifesto here, and listen to their music here. Chris’ clothing line, Pure Mind Clothing can be found here.

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If you are interested in self-portraits, I recommend you visit Strata of the Self. It’s beautiful.

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

Some streets are better than others for taking portraits. But they seem to go in phases. For the last three months of last year, Great Queen Street was useless; this year it has been the spot for me: three fifths of the portraits I’ve taken were taken there.

Neva was stood outside the Freemason’s Hall. I was fascinated by the things she had in her hair, combined with that great coat. She looked fantastic and was very nice about me taking a few shots. This was the second, and my favourite. Thanks very much, Neva! Hope you like your picture.

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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 John Pannell), 2014 –

John was crossing the road on Great Queen Street, London, UK, when I spotted him. It was the end of a not particularly productive day, so he saved it for me. I loved John’s sense of style – it seemed like a natural extension of his personality. He was really good about me taking a few shots – this is the last one I took and my favourite. Thanks very much for stopping, John! Hope you like your picture.

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– Street Portrait (for and of Sir Gideon Vein), 2014 –

It’s not often I bump into a Knight Bachelor whilst roaming the streets of Central London, so it was a surprise to meet Sir Gideon Vein (one of our most distinguished and longest serving thespians). I loved his outfit – Sir Gideon really knows how to wear a cravat. After admiring each other’s fingerless gloves, we had a brief chat and Sir Gideon graciously agreed to a few shots. This was the first and my favourite. Thanks very much for stopping, Sir Gideon! Hope you like your picture.

You can see Sir Gideon Vein in action here. And his treatise on Life and Death here.

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– Street Portrait (for and of John Robb), 2014 –

So my first foray onto Neal Street of the new year, and I spot John Robb, cutting a dash in a very nice jacket, and obviously on his way somewhere. John Robb is the vocalist in the punk band, Goldblade (and The Membranes, 1977-90). He is also an author (including Punk Rock: An Oral History, 2006), journalist (ZigZag (Yay!), Melody Maker, and most of the British broadsheets) radio DJ, record producer and the editor of the excellent online music and (counter) culture magazine, Louder Than War. We had a brief chat and John was great about me taking a few shots, of which this is my favourite.

If you haven’t visited Louder Than War, do so! The Goldblade website is here.

Thanks very much for letting me take the shots, John! Hope you like your picture.

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Sophie, 2014

There was a light rain that morning. Sophie was sheltering under the awning of the Aldwych Theatre. I spotted her out of the corner of my eye – she was extremely stylish and had a great way of standing, but was involved in some other thought. It wasn’t until I’d crossed to the opposite side of the road that it sunk in that I was about to miss a great opportunity. I doubled back immediately and Sophie was great about having a few shots taken. This is my favourite. Thanks very much, Sophie! Hope you like your picture.

Andy, 2013

Even caked in muck, Andy looked cool. Richard and I had been walking for a little while at this point – we were done with St. James’s Park and were headed in the direction of Mayfair. Andy and his two mates were on a break. He very kindly agreed to me taking a couple of shots. This was the third, and the only one of Andy not laughing. Thanks very much, Andy! Hope you like your picture.

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The soundtrack yesterday was the ambient noise of the city and Richard and I talking.