Today the London Street Photography Meetup Streettogs had to immerse ourselves in the street art and street markets of Shoreditch...in the rain! In the glorious June weather we were lurking and waiting for people to walk into the frame and become, albeit briefly, part of the artwork.
It's a popular past-time of strolling around Shoreditch and Brick Lane photographing the ever-changing graffiti. However, as Polly took pains to tutor us, it's not enough to take a photo of someone else's artwork and call it street photography, that's more like a documentary. To make it our own we must find our own take on it, wait for a passersby to complete the image, and then it becomes your artwork.
I must admit I enjoyed the art part better than the markets, and was very much taken with my first visit to the fabulously vibrant painted wall and the facing mirrors of Chance Street.