The London district of Shoreditch is just a stone’s throw away from the city’s business district. It’s become synonymous with being achingly trendy, packed with cool bars, shops and eateries. It’s the home of the Cereal Killer Cafe which serves nothing but a bewildering array of boxed breakfast delights. The demographic is young and hip, with beards and man buns a-plenty.
So I made the journey from staid west London to prowl the streets of Shoreditch with my camera. It’s urban with some rough edges and a lot of graffiti art, but has a lot of sumptuous little shops and places to eat. The vibrant facades and store fronts caught my eye, along with details of architecture. It was easy to capture people as they went about their business.
There’s a lot of see and absorb in a small area. I’d thoroughly recommend a photo walk – keep your eyes peeled.
The rain had been falling heavily all day, almost relentlessly. But finally it cleared away, leaving a blaze of late sunlight which burned through the window. Hundreds of droplets clinging to the window caught the golden light. This didn’t last long, but needed to be captured.
These are regular everyday objects found in my kitchen. They’re used all the time without much thought about their shape, form and style. I put them under the scrutiny of my macro lens and tried to capture them in a different light. And on a sopping wet November morning, this was a very welcome sheltered shoot.
Some of these shots are especially close-up and abstractive – can you guess which objects they are?…