street photography

Summer at the Southbank

Hi all,

London and most of Europe have been blessed with some long and sunny days. Here are some pictures from a little walk we did on a very warm and wonderful summer evening:

We started from Summerset House, crossed Waterloo Bridge, walked around Southbank Centre for a little while, had a bite at Wahaca and then headed east along the river towards London Bridge. Stopped at the Tate Modern just in time for some sunset shots (open until 9:30pm on weekends, use the rear entrance at the gift shot and take the lifts on the left to go straight to the roof terrace on the 10th floor). Went back down to the Millennium Bridge for some pictures of St. Pauls. Strolled through the streets of Borough for a little while and then took the tube back home from London Bridge Station.

A Summer Day in Brick Lane

Hi,

apologies for totally neglecting this part of the blog for such a long time. It's been a busy year and we've seen so many amazing places that we almost had no time to spend some time in and around London. I've only been to Brick Lane once a couple of years ago and I didn't bring my camera, however I promised myself to come back.

 

Brick Lane is located in East London just a short walk from Moorgate Station. It's known for it's colourful markets and streets food and since everything's open on the weekend it's simply ideal for a lazy Sunday stroll.

You'll quickly notice Brick Lane is an incredibly vibrant but at the same time it's also fascinatingly messy and confusing place, it feels like ever inch of the streets is filled with stalls and popup stores, musicians and street artists sharing the sidewalks with fashion-week celebrities and wannabes. As a street photographer you're just going to love it.

"Heartbeat": 100,000 Balloons

The artist and photographer Charles Pétillion has recently unveiled an outdoor installation which consists of 100,000 self illuminated balloons forming a gigantic glowing cumulus cloud at the ceiling of Covent Garden. He called his work "Heartbeat" which will be part of the upcoming London Design Festival

For me this was the perfect opportunity get the the 50mm back on the streets:

An evening in Covent Garden

On my way home I decided to make a little detour though Covent Garden. Especially on late Saturday afternoon this place is always very vibrant. Especially around dusk the light simply becomes incredible, coming through the glass ceiling on the old Market Hall and covering the little stalls in somewhat magical golden colours. However this time I missed the Golden Hour, therefore the Black & White shots. Enjoy.

Southbank & Covent Garden

Southbank and Covent Garden are probably my favourite spots when it comes to Street Photography in London. They are incredible vibrant, there are always street artists performing (the ones that are actually fun and don't try to nick you wallet), there are little markets like the book sale below Waterloo Bridge and there are a lot of little cafes in case you get thirsty.   

Festival of Love

Some pics from the crazy fountain at the Festival of Love at the Southbank London. Great fun on hot days. (Click on the thumbnails for fullscreen versions)