I got a bit exhibitioned out in the end (it's a very large collection of work from 22 photographers spanning from the Great War to the Cold War!), but was really glad to have seen some originals from one of my favourite photographers André Kertész. They also have the Brassaï's Paris by Night photos in the exhibition, I keep forgetting how great that series is (shame on me!). I also saw some amazing photos by Viktor Kolář and instantly became a fan!
And this is what I saw today…
Waterloo was busy for Saturday.
I have a thing about men wearing this shade of baby pink… but
I love the man by the Information board (not literally!).
He noticed me taking a photo of him, but was really cool about it and just smiled.
Lunch time at Barbican.
The guy in the cafe was so deep in his own thoughts
that the waitress made him jump when she brought him his lunch. :-)
This lady on the left pulled a face when she recognised
the people she had been waiting for in the crowd coming out of the Tube.
I was really waiting for the woman with the magazine to do something,
but instead caught the guy in the background and this smirk.
Around the corner from the Barbican.
Apologies especially to the British people viewing this,
but it was just too funny to leave unphotographed. ;-)
Obviously the 'Y' has been added to it, the original street name is Fann Street.
The Barbican Centre in London is so weird…
I always get lost trying to find it and I also get lost easily inside.
It took me forever to find the ladies – again.
The decor is also very concrete block 60's in and outside.
But the lighting rocks and I got to take photos of people undisturbed.
For some reason I keep bumping into a lot of people looking lost these days.
It's forming into another quite nice series. :-)
My favourite photo from today.
There was something bittersweet about this scene as she was crying.
It was nice to be out with my camera today. It's been about two weeks since I have done any street photography. The exhibition was also very good inspiration. I have just bought the André Kertész – Early Years book from Amazon.co.uk. And my hair is extra cute having had it cut today, too. A perfect Saturday!
I've not been taking any photos for the past week and a half.
Last weekend I ventured out to the world of YouTube and made a video about my Sunday.
Hope you enjoy this one. It's the view from my living room window.
If you have time and are in London next week – come by!
You can even download some of the photos and poems from the exhibition.
(Things that Austrian law permits to do and all! :-))
I had some friends visiting me today and I took them for a long walk around central London. Whilst they took some touristy photos I took photos of the tourists. ;-) (Sweet Saturday in my books!) A lot of photos to get through today, so let's get to it!
The glove was laying on the street, just like that. What a sign!
He looked like he was in the middle of a difficult conversation.
We saw them first at Leicester Square dancing away in a proper bangra way.
Later we were walking along the Victoria Embankment and low and behold – we encountered this scene!
The gossip was devoured from today's papers. ;-)
Naps were had…
… And impressive poses were pulled for younger sisters at Trafalgar Square.
This is one of my favourite captures from today. :-)
And some tourists had made more effort today than others…
… and made great souvenir photos! :-D
It was like she was waiting for someone to take a photo.
So I did.
Someone got a special ride today.
It's quite amazing that the woman sits at the back… :-D
Another personal favourite from today.
I've got a thing for couples.
This is a lovely addition to the series I've got of them.
Now it's a matter of relaxing for the rest of the weekend. My legs are pulp after being out all day today. It was lovely, but tomorrow I'm going to be laying on the sofa enjoying greek yoghurt and Sunday afternoon movies. Bliss!
I think it's beautiful.
Otherwise there is little progress in the photography front.
The weather has been hideous in London this week, so has work.
I need a recharge of batteries – and motivation.
Quick shoot out today because I popped into the National Portrait Gallery today only to find that the free contemporary gallery space was closed for the upcoming David Hockney exhibit. So, around the Trafalgar Square I went before going home to do some laundry.
Considering it is October in London it was quite exceptional.
My favourite photo from the day is the couple eating their ice creams.
I think there is something greatly theatrical about this gentleman.
Maybe it's just me thinking it's amusing that adults are sticking their tongues out in this way! :-D
They seem to be the most colourfully dressed tourists in the world. ;-)
This also reminded me of the great project PostCrossing.
If you don't know about it, go check it out!