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Street Portrait (for and of Rony Bridges), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Rony Bridges), 2015 –

This was taken on the border of Mayfair and Soho. I was immediately struck by Rony’s style and he was great about me taking a few shots. These are the first and second and are my favourites. We had a very interesting chat – Rony is helping to build an art school in Uganda and you may know him as a film actor. Amongst others, he has appeared in Valhalla Rising (2009), Dear Frankie (2004) and Young Adam (2003). Thanks very much, Rony! It was a pleasure to meet you. Hope you like your pictures.

Street Portrait (for and of Rony Bridges), 2015– Street Portrait (for and of Rony Bridges), 2015 –

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

It’s been a few days since I was out taking shots in town. This was taken on Shelton Street in the centre of London. It was a case of me doing a double take when I first saw Gian (who made me think of Stranger Than Paradise for some reason), and having to run after him down the road. He was great about me taking a few shots. This was the second and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Gian! 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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To read about my visit with David Cook to the recent Richard Serra exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery, click here.

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

This was taken on Torrington Place, London, UK. Kelpie immediately got my attention – he was stylish and relaxed. And he was great about me taking a few shots of him. This was the first and is my favourite. Thanks very much, Kelpie! Great meeting 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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To read about my visit with David Cook to the recent Richard Serra exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery, click here.

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Street Portrait (for and of Spencer), 2014

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Effortless cool and another face of summer is what I thought when I saw Spencer. He was getting ready to ride off on his motorbike, when I asked if I could take his photograph. Spencer was great about it – this is the first of five shots and my favourite. Thanks very much, Spencer! Hope you like your picture.

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

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

Another face of summer and another seated subject. Fabio saved my Friday – the six shots I took of him were the only ones I took all day (this was the first and best). Thanks very much for letting me take your portrait, Fabio! Hope you like your picture.

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

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

Another face of summer. Ed was enjoying a break in the sun when I asked him for a portrait – he was great about it (especially considering I took six shots – this is the third and my favourite). Thanks very much, Ed! Hope you like your picture.

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

Street Portrait (for and of Alberto Umbridge), 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Alberto Umbridge), 2014 –

Alberto was the best dressed person I saw all of Tuesday. He was unchaining his bike from a stand when I pounced. Luckily for me he agreed to a few shots. This was the first of two and is my favourite. Alberto has a radio show called Kitchen Magic Time, which is broadcast on the fabulous Resonance FM. It’s ace! You can listen to Alberto’s past broadcasts here. Tune into Resonance FM 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 Alex), 2014– Street Portrait (for and of Alex), 2014 –

Last weekend, on my way to the Beckenham library, I spotted Alex. He seemed to be connecting with an earlier era in Beckenham’s history – the late 70s (when Siouxsie and the Bromley Contingent frequented the Hong Kong Garden takeaway) – whilst looking completely of the moment. Anyway, he very kindly agreed to a couple of shots. This is the first and my favourite. Thanks for stopping, Alex! 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 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.

Street Portrait (for and of George Skeggs), 2013

Yesterday provided this blog with a modicum of what psychologists call closure. For this is George Skeggs. He is a very important to the history of this blog. He was the very first person I approached for a street portrait (see below). At the time of that first portrait, being extremely nervous, overawed and amazed that he said yes, I forgot to ask his name. Unsurprisingly he did not recognise me yesterday, and again nerves meant I didn’t tell him he’d been my first street portrait. Sorry George (hope this finally sets the record straight), and thank you so much for letting me take your picture twice! I hope you like them. And, by the way, I love your work.

Street Portrait #1 (for and of George Skeggs), 2012

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If you want to see all the street portraits to date in one place, go here: http://tfipmremix.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/london-faces-remix/