Using a non-descript, and less intrusive, point and shoot digital camera, I find that I can get away with more, and don’t stand out. Most of my shots are of buildings, but the late summer weather draws people outside.
For a number of years, I have shied away from taking photos of people as I didn’t want to be told off. However, I have started to incorporate people into my photos again, but capturing them unaware and natural.
One image that really caught my eye today as I walked along the South Bank, not far from London Bridge, was a woman sitting on some stairs, pausing momentarily to read something. The sun coming down the stairs in itself has the makings of a good image, but the woman adds something extra.
The image probably would be a little cold otherwise. The woman adds a human element, and context. Otherwise, the image could have been taken anytime.
Another image that caught my eye was a busker playing along the Thames riverbed with silhouettes onlookers watching and listening from the walkway above. I did wonder who he was playing to – the unseen crowd above or their shadows.