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Seen in London - Seeing red in rainy Chinatown
16th August 2017 - 0 comments


Seeing red in rainy Chinatown, London. Don't be afraid to go out in the rain and take photos, you just never know what you may find! Taken during one of my recent Soho workshops.
Photo City London, Street Photography Exhibition
03rd August 2017 - 0 comments

What a great space for an exhibition!



What an amazing day in Paternoster Square! We had a successful first ever Photo City London 2017 exhibition! A whooping 7,000 of you came along to this one day special photography event which was situated in the heart of St. Paul's, City of London!

Thanks to my good friend Matt Hart for inviting me to take part in such a special exhibition event in the first place. A big thank you also to Alan Raw, a brilliant curator who organised the show so professionally. And great work from fellow exhibitors: Christian Cross, Robert Bentley, Matt Hart & Paul Sanders.


(left) Matt Hart, Paul Sanders, Linda Wisdom, Christian Cross, Robert Bentley

Christian Cross, Linda Wisdom, Matt Hart

Also thank you to the Fujifilm UK team, the Paternoster Square team, CameraWorld, Genesis Imaging, Snapperstuff to name but a few. Thank you also to all my friends, Twitter & Instagram fam and the lovely people who took time out to pop down to meet & chat with us and check out the photography on display! Cheers for your kind comments, see you again soon!


© Snapperstuff

© Özlem Mehmet

© John Hughes

Incase you were unfortunate to miss it, you can see a sample of the London street photos that were on display from this Evening Standard article about the exhibition.



© Matt Hart

© Matt Hart

#photocityLondon
Seen in Soho, London - Face Piercings
25th July 2017 - 0 comments


Seen in Soho, London - I had to get a candid close up, to highlight this interesting guy's face piercings. His whole outfit was quite unique.

Someone online asked me 'Why didn't you stop him and ask him to pose for you?' I'm not a 'stop and ask for a portrait' kind of street shooter. There are posed street portrait photographers already out there, that is their style and that's great. However, I prefer not to disturb people out in the street. Candid portraits shows someone's natural character and soul of a person, which can be lost when someone is conscious or shy in front of a camera.
Shooting at close range - Street Photography Workshops
20th July 2017 - 0 comments

Soho, London 2017

A part of my street photo workshops involves teaching covert techniques & confidence tips to shoot people at close range. Seeing as I have to lead by example, I end up taking 100s of close up pics so they can see me in action and to invite them out of their comfort zone, which for some, starts on the other side of the road. But towards the end of the workshop, they are so in the 'zone' they forget to be afraid and shoot at my distance or a much closer range then they did at the start.

This method allows you to take a better composed photo by putting your creativity and composition first, instead of any fear or doubt about taking the photo and missing the moment.

Not all street photography styles involves shooting at close range, but when you do, it can often make for a more compelling photo, especially street portraits or interactions between people expressing emotions, moods or other characteristics that would be hard to connect with if shoot from too far away.
PhotoCityExpo London Street Photography Exhibition
09th July 2017 - 0 comments

PhotoCityExpo London Street Photography Exhibition

One for your diaries! I am pleased to announce that I will be part of an amazing first in the City of London in Paternoster Square! I will be part of a street photography exhibition along with Matt Hart, Christian Cross, Paul Sanders & Robert Bentley. Curated by Alan Raw.

The date: 3rd August 2017
The place: Paternoster Square, St. Paul's London.

PhotoCity London will be free and in the main Square in the open air. We are very excited about this and will give you more information about the exhibition and events on the day in due course.

All at PhotoCity London is in association with Fujifilm. This is a free event supported by Genesis, Cameraworld, Paternoster Square, yesyesBD., HIP Gallery & The Creative and Cultural Company.
Seen in Soho, London - hot cat
22nd June 2017 - 0 comments


Another boiling hot day in London, another workshop! This cat just lay there chilling outside this convenience store in a really busy part of London. Loads of people were walking by, some even stopping to pet it. Kitty didn't even flinch or react like it was thinking 'I can't be bothered, its too hot!' of which it was - 32C!

Seen in Soho, London
Grenfell Tower - The aftermath of the fire tragedy
15th June 2017 - 0 comments


I went for stroll towards Grenfell Tower this afternoon. I live about 15 minutes walk from Ladbroke Grove/Latimer Road area. All you can smell even before you even reach the area is the stench of burning plastic, which I think is very odd after a major fire.

It was pretty sombre there as people who came to look, just stood in disbelief at not just the size of the building, but the black, charred shell that it is now. To think that the unfortunate souls who did not make it remain inside, whilst people on the streets were still putting up 'Missing' posters in the area just hoping and praying for a miracle.

I popped into a couple churches and charities to ask if they needed any help/items, but they have been so overwhelmed with the generosity of people that many are now turning people away. There was a huge sense of local community spirit which was really great to see.

No surprise that, that Theresa May went to visit and ONLY decided to speak to the firemen. Whilst in contrast Jeremy Corbyn also visited and went to chat and listen to the locals who are quite rightly angry at what happened. Actions speak louder than words.

Everyone is still waiting to hear from Kensington & Chelsea Council, who still have yet to make a statement.

Have to show huge respect to the fire fighters who risked their own lives to try and rescue residents and put the massive fire out. They are the real heroes.

The truth will come out and hopefully justice will prevail for those affected by this shocking tragedy, that probably could have been avoided.
The 7 Essential Rules of Street Photography - Article
12th June 2017 - 0 comments


The 7 Essential Rules of Street Photography

Check out a new article on Photographytalk.com website, offering some helpful beginner street photography tips! I was asked to contribute some street photography 'wisdom' to the article which I hope you find useful. Happy shooting!
London Photoshoot with an Argentinian cyclist
08th June 2017 - 0 comments


Just finished a photoshoot around London with an Argentinian race cyclist. An interesting and very different shoot from my norm, but I was up for the challenge. That said, it was also a lot of fun to shoot.

In fact, we are doing a second shoot in the City of London over the weekend! For now, we ended today's shoot, here under Westminster Bridge, looking out to the Houses of Parliament, just as it started to rain!
London Bridge Station, London
04th June 2017 - 0 comments


London Bridge Station, London
London is a beautiful, diverse, and resilient city. And we who are lucky enough to call it home are not afraid. We are made of stronger stuff than cowardly individuals who seek to do harm and invoke fear in the name of "religion."

We will keep calm and carry on.
New Street Photography Airbnb Experience
17th May 2017 - 0 comments

Group selfie with my two Mumbai guests after a fun workshop in Soho today!

I launched a brand new Airbnb Single Day experience for my London street photography workshops called Capture The Moment just over a fortnight ago now, and I've been pleasantly surprised by the number I've bookings I've received already!

'Airbnb experiences'?! I hear you cry! What the darn are those? Well in August 2016 Airbnb (more famous of course for their hosted travel accommodation services) launched Airbnb 'Experiences' and 'Trips' which essentially are tailored activities hosted by city hosts around the world like myself. Whatever your passion, there is likely to be a host in your travel (or local) destination city running an experience to suit your interest! So far, I've hosted my street photography experience for guests from Australia, USA, India, Japan, UK and all over Europe!

I actually now have two Airbnb experiences, a 3-day street photography workshop called Always Look Twice, and this new one-day (3 hours) workshop called Capture The Moment, which is more of a condensed version for guests on a tighter schedule in London.

If you are interested in booking a workshop with me, whether through the Airbnb platform or would like a more tailored workshop to suit your photography learning needs, please contact me and I will reply promptly!

3 Hour Photo Tour Workshops start from just £60.00 GBP per person.


New reviews from guests who attended my Airbnb experience!
New Interview with Street Photographer Community Google+
16th May 2017 - 0 comments


Check out a new interview I recently did with the Google+ Street Photographer Community recently. I talk about how I got started shooting street photography, some of my favourite photographers & inspirations who have influenced my work, plus I offer some advice to beginner street photographers on how to get started!
Seen in Embankment, London - Photo Series
10th May 2017 - 0 comments
Seen in Embankment, London....



Not very often you see a penny farthing bicycle in London! This gentleman in top hat and tails was a Tweed Run participant, which is an annual event in London where sharply dressed cyclists (mostly in stylish English tweed outfits) embark on a cycle route around town and end with an old fashioned, tea party drank from real China cups! I'm very sure Gin is also involved!
Sony World Photography Awards - Martin Parr 2017
05th May 2017 - 0 comments


I received a complimentary ticket to the annual Sony World Photography Awards exhibition being held at Somerset House, so went to check it out this afternoon. As always it is a big exhibition with a diverse range of photography genres including street photography. The highlight for me was a special exhibition of rarely seen work by British photographer Martin Parr, recipient of the awards’ Outstanding Contribution to Photography prize.

The whole exhibition closes this weekend, Sunday 7th May if you want to go check it out for yourself!


Sony World Photography Awards - I almost had Martin Parr room 1 to myself!

Seen in Maida Vale, London - photo series
26th April 2017 - 0 comments


Seen in Maida Vale, London

We just had a random, icy snow shower in West London! Taken in comfort from a window, but saw that everyone out and about got slightly caught out and surprised by the freak weather! *chuckle* As Prince once sang 'Sometimes It Snows In April'!
British Photography Awards Panel Judge
10th April 2017 - 0 comments
I am very pleased to announce that I have been selected as a panel judge for the British Photography Awards.

Curious Frame online magazine feature
06th April 2017 - 0 comments


Check out a great, new online magazine called Curious Frame founded by New York photographer Leanne Staples and Joshua Evans. Curious Frame is an online magazine dedicated to showcasing contemporary photography that is unique, conveys ideas, stimulates thought and encourages interpretation. Photography from emerging and established artists that goes beyond the single image by allowing us to immerse ourselves in a body of work to explore the photographer's vision.

I was honoured to be asked to feature in the first issue of Curious Frame, and so I did a little photo essay, talking about my ongoing 'Light Chaser' project that I pretty much started as soon as I got into street photography 9 years ago-ish!
My accidental extended trip to Portugal
29th March 2017 - 0 comments
In: Travel




Due to erm, 'human error' when I was booking my flight to Lisbon, I some how managed to accidentally book 10 days instead of the intended 5 days! Well, it was in the early morning and I was still up and you know what happens when you have hundreds of webpage tabs open from all the flight & accommodation deal pop up windows opening. So in the middle of all that page chaos and probably through sleep depravation, I ended up on clicking 'confirm' on my EasyJet booking on a return date that wasn't the one I had in mind! After letting out a shriek, a few expletives which I won't repeat here, and reading EasyJet's T&C regarding cancellations, I realised that I was better off just accepting my fate of a longer (and more expensive) trip than planned, suck it up and to just make the most of it!

Anyway, the point I am trying to make, now that I am back from my venture to Portugal, is that every cloud has a silver lining! Had I not made that late night, booking mistake, I would not have added the 3-day excursion to Porto, nor had any time to do some of the extra things I did like have breakfast at Pastéis de Belém, then spend a full day in Belem visiting museums, having lunch by the Tagus River Marina, or a Sunday just riding the Lisbon metro network and exploring the cool architecture at some metro stations I had read about. With several memory cards full of photos, I returned to London with a sense of fulfilment & achievement from the trip. Life lessons - Life's too short to book short trips – if you can, extend them and see more of the world (even if by accident!)🙂







Lisbon Portugal Travel Street Photography
21st March 2017 - 0 comments


One of my favourite pics, taken on a recent trip to Lisbon, Portugal.
This photo is available as a print from my shop.
Travel to Lisbon and Porto
15th March 2017 - 0 comments
In: Travel


It’s been a while since my last blog post. It has been a busy few weeks and particular I have just returned from a 10-day vacation to Portugal, which included visit to one of my favourite cities in the world, Lisbon and a short excursion to Porto then back to Lisbon for a few days. We had great weather for February/March, and I was lucky to have some wonderful local friends give me a tour of their favourite parts of their city that I would never have found on my own. Thank you guys!

Though, one of my favourite things I love to do when I travel especially to historical places like Portugal, is just walking around on my own with no real sense of direction or time, getting lost through the many hidden paths and streets off the usual beaten tourist track! The best feeling in the world is turning a corner and stumbling upon a photo moment!

So, right now I am doing the habitual (paranoid!) backing up my images from four memory cards, and then will have a look through the photos and over the next few days/weeks I'll post some of my favourites here.

Here's one to start things off. Taken from my top floor pad in Porto - Bowie and I watching a beautiful sunset :)