One place I enjoy photographing is the South Bank complex south near Waterloo. The brutalist and modern architecture is a culture hub in London that draws people to it. I enjoy people watching and photograph how people interact within the complex – whether it’s chatting over a drink or kids skateboarding.
From time to time, I find myself drawn to South Bank and Waterloo and often I find myself taking photos. With the rebuilding of London Bridge Station, I am finding myself passing through the South Bank more frequently to get to Charing Cross when walking from Waterloo.
Today, I was a bit of a rush to get to Charing Cross. I paused when crossing the foot bridge over the Thames and noticed a couple passing along the footpath along the Thames. Fortunately, I had a camera to hand and managed to get the photo.
On one level, the photo is also about the architecture of the bridge and the passes underneath – and the sunshine highlighting the couple. On the other, it’s about people’s lives passing each other – sometimes we see this and sometimes we don’t. Without this bridge and underpass, and a bit a of luck, I probably wouldn’t have seen those lives passing underneath the bridge.