Street photography in London

Though most of my work centres around either weddings, commercial jobs, travel or landscapes, I am a great fan of street photography and photojournalism in general. In many ways this approach to photography can be beneficial and inform the other work as well, particularly weddings, with a more natural and candid approach. It’s also great to get out of your comfort zone.

The main hurdle to overcome is one of a perfectly natural sense of reticence and intimidation at getting so close to strangers. However, this is the key to ensuring that your images are natural and unposed. In fact, perhaps surprisingly, few take much notice, much less object, as long as you’re quick and discreet. My equipment consisted of a good sharp, fast 50mm f/1.4 prime lens, a plain dark jacket and a comfortable pair of DMs. In short, one good small prime lens and lots of walking. The less your appearance screams “I’m a photographer”, the better.