documentary photography

Yellow Vest movement in London

Street Photography in London

Myself and another photographer Graeme, had arranged to meet up in London for some street photography around the city… within an hour, that plan had changed.


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After shooting around Covent Garden and Trafalgar Square warming up and getting the bad shots out of the way. A small group of Yellow Vests began to gather. The call was made to wait & see what was going on, and it was worth the small wait.


Covent Garden & Trafalgar Square


Yellow Vest Protest

The Yellow Vests had a planned protest/march down Whitehall heading to Parliament. What a stroke of luck that was! When we met up in the morning we were talking about, how you never know what you are going to get in London and always a chance of some kind of protest somewhere…

So there it was… Our day changed, and we followed the protest/march all the way to Parliament.


Good things come to those who wait

This couldn’t have been truer for this day. Had Graeme not noticed a few signs, I’d have carried on my way around London and probably been none the wiser.

Big thanks to Graeme for meeting up and educating me on what to look out for, much appreciated.

As a take away point. Don’t be impatient, it doesn’t hurt to wait around a location shooting for a while…. You never know what might happen, especially in a city like London.

Cheers!

Life Ambitions

I’ve got a couple of days off of work, and I’m sat here on my own after taking the kids to school… soon to pick them up, and I got thinking… Where do I want to be in 5 years, 10 years, 20 years.


Raise your ambition

I’ve been content on furthering my career as a wedding photographer and working on my personal projects. Today I have been going through one of my Magnum photo books ‘Home’ and it hit me… I’m going to aim high to become a magnum photographer! Go ahead and laugh your trousers off, but i think you need to set a high ambition to work towards. I love documenting life, so it made complete sense to set this as one of my targets and to be featured in one of their books in the future!

I’m perfectly aware that there are going to be many steps on the road for me to take, and I’m willing and able to do this. As great as the destination will be, the journey is where we learn.

The book mentioned above I have most likely mentioned before, but it resonates with me dearly as, I have been working on my ‘Home’ project for going on 8 years. No one will have an interest in my family/home life but I think a lot of people will be able to relate in one way or another. I might make a small limited run of zines and see how people react?


Set Your Bar High

What are your ambitions? Where do you want to be and what do you want to achieve? Think about this and aim higher!

Leave a comment or send me an email, I’d love to hear from you!

Cheers!