As I mentioned in my last previous post, I have started exploring the relationship between architecture and people. My primary focus in my photography is architecture and the urban landscape, but I am increasingly interested in the relationship between people and the built environment.
Living in London, exploring this can be much easier, particularly in central London. There are so many people about – whether they are Londoners or visitors. That said, it isn’t always easy to take photos of people. I am not trying to be prying or intrude into people’s lives nor do I want people to pose. What I am after is placing people in an environment and for them to act naturally.
Trying to do this isn’t easy. In a way, it’s a bit of a double edge sword. Taking photos on something like a smart phone, people often don’t take any notice. They have come more commonplace. However, nicer cameras more often get noticed.
What this little camera I bought has done is to allow me to take photos without feeling like I am intruding on people’s space. Also, it is building my confidence in photographing people again. At the moment, it is a stepping stone to perhaps using better cameras in taking photos with people, as well as a tool in my kit.
Below are some of the photos I have taken recently. The weather in London has been rather nice, and the people have been outside enjoying it. There is a sense of pausing, and of enjoying the weather.