… it’s important to have fun, be alive to the things that are happening around you, and to get a good shot always be on the lookout for something interesting. Look for connections between people, look for people that stand out. The guy sitting in Covent Garden was in such a busy, bustling street environment but it was almost as if he was on a beach enjoying his magazine: the world was in full flow around him but he had his chair, in the sun – everyone else at the same restaurant terrace was in the shade but he had placed his chair in the blazing sun and was in another world. These are the sort of images I look out for.
I was in London and I have included all of Friday’s edited shots to show that sometimes you get lucky and some times you don’t. I took about a hundred shots on Friday and have about 10 or 15 I’m happy with and 1 or 2 that I think are good enough to show elsewhere.
Interact with people, talk with them, find out their story: Barbi, the tuc tuc driver, was from Lithuania, he lives in London and has done so for over 5 years – it took me thirty seconds to find that out, we shook hands, I thnked him for letting me take his picture and we went about our days. Tell people you are working on a project to photograph people in their home environment (or whatever your project is) but most importantly have fun, if you have fun, people will have fun with you and if you enjoy what you are doing your photographs will show it.
Have fun !!