Saturday, 28 May 2016

Eye spy in Knightsbridge

This week's London Street Photography Meetup was "Eye spy in Knightsbridge". We were tasked with 5 themes - anonymous, glasses, windows, phones (almost hard to find someone without one) and close-up for the merry band of covert operatives.


Polly had us channelling a bit of Dougie Wallace and his Harrodsburg project, which encouraged me to eschew my usual street photography monochrome. Luckily the Harrods' window displays were vibrant and flowery, and as one of our themes was reflections in windows, or through a window, it gave me something to work with.

I also managed to add another pigeon in flight shot to my collection.

My favourite image of the day was a shot from the hip photo of an extraordinarily elegant woman reclining against the main entrance of Harrods, framed by the flowery window and clutching her phone, as most people were today it seemed. I think she may have clocked me though.


There were a couple of astonishing coloured outfits too, plus a fabulous hat! And I even opted for a rare selfie, I was inspired by sporting my new vintage Leica as I hoped to find time to grab some film and perhaps advice on cutting that film. Though actually you can't really see my lovely Leica jewellery in the reflection.


This was my 24th Meetup and my very first was also in Knightsbridge. That time we spotted Dougie doing his thing, this time we just had an angry women demanding to have Mikey's photo of her deleted, and yet kept repeatedly wandering by in front of us holding a bag in her face. I couldn't resist taking a sneaky photo whilst she was in full attack mode, and amazingly, I got away with it!


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