Confessions of a photographer

Recently I was pleased to have a photograph featured in Shutter Photo magazine in an article themed on the colour of green. The star of the show was a set of railings which line London’s River Thames around Putney.

But then I stopped to ponder over past photographic missions and leafed through my files. There are quite a few shots featuring metal railings, in different sizes, colours shapes and poses. It’s true, in this city there are countless metal barriers, and they can feature well in photos. But have I uncovered a fetish for railings?

Maybe I do have a passion for them. They can look good in monochrome and bright colour alike, create lines and frames for photographs and show off depth of field with flair. Here are some of the other shots I’ve captured in and around London. Do you have a photographic secret to share?…

Click on the first image to launch the full-size gallery

16 thoughts on “Confessions of a photographer

  1. I actually produce detailed construction drawings of steel railings at my ‘real’ job here in the USA. It is somewhat difficult for me to stop seeing them as work, and start seeing them as interesting photo subjects. (Which you have done beautifully here.)


  2. I’m addicted to photographing zombies : )

    Nice collection. Railings can create interesting shapes, shadows and textures, and they come in a variety of sizes, forms and colours. Personally I think they make good photographic subjects.


  3. Congratulations! I’m not sure if there is any one “thing” in particular that I photograph a lot, but I do have a weakness for bright colors.


  4. Congratulations on your photo featured in a magazine! You have created some nice images of railings. If I had to confess to a photography fetish, I think it would be benches.


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