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Seen in Mayfair, London
28th May 2016 - 0 comments


I love old traditions like this mobile shoe-shine service in the middle of Burlington Arcade. When this well-suited man stopped to get his brogue shoes a quick polish, I popped a few candid shots.

The Burlington Arcade is a covered shopping arcade in Mayfair, London that runs behind Bond Street from Piccadilly through to Burlington Gardens. I enjoy passing through as I love the beautifully designed decor and the bijou shops full of luxury items! It is one of the precursors of the mid-19th-century European shopping gallery and the modern shopping centre.
Shoreditch cat is a natural in front of the camera
24th May 2016 - 0 comments


Shoreditch cat is a natural in front of the camera.

I am a cat lover and love candidly photographing them if I see one during my photo walks. As I was walking down an East London street, I noticed this cute cat in the window, just sitting there a bit bored, so I spent a couple minutes playing chase my finger, which she seemed to love! I didn't want to go, but thought I'd take a photo so I could remember this beautiful, photogenic cat. As I took the shot, it looked straight down my camera lens!
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23rd May 2016 - 0 comments



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Why you should never delete your photos
20th May 2016 - 0 comments


A rainy day photograph I found in the 'Vaults' today. This was taken in Soho, London September 2015. I was out on a photo walk, one of the evenings after some heavy downpour in the UK that flooded most of the country. I took a few shots from this Soho location, but at the time, I wasn't sure which shot from the series was my overall favourite. A few months on, it turns out its this one I like the best. The moral of this story is never delete the photos from your camera, no matter how rubbish you think it looks at the time. Even when you get home and look at them on your big screen monitor and you are still unsure about what to keep and what to delete, for whatever reason.

If you are not sure about a shot, store it away - keep it, back it up somewhere. There are so many freebie 'cloud storage' services available if you don't have a USB stick drive, a portable hard drive to copy your image files to. I'm quite religious with my backups now after almost losing ALL of my original files stored on a failing hard drive.

After every photo walk I do, I create & name a new folder on my Mac with the date and location of the shoot for my reference (i.e 20 May 2016 - Soho). As I review the photos from that shoot, I save the usable files (one high res & one low res) in that folder, this then gets auto backed up to my portable hard drive via Time Machine, and then this is copied to my Google Drive cloud storage area, so if both my Mac and portable drive go up in flames, I still have my cloud copies! Yes I'm a tad organised, but it is for very good reason. I'm not just overly OCD!

If like myself, you make and sell prints of your work, you need to be able to find that file for processing. I will get a print enquiry from someone about a photo that I shared on one of my social media pages. If you don't know, some of my shared street photography images date back to 2009. That's over 7 years worth of photos, that's tens of thousands of images I need to easily access and find that high res version of a specific file efficiently. Thinking back to before I had this filing system, it was virtually impossible to find image files I was looking for. I just randomly saved my images to some folder or just threw them on the Mac desktop. But now I have my 'vault', it is so much more simple to find and grab any file when I need it, especially when I have a deadline to send an image file to the printing lab. It just makes my life a whole lot easier.

Another reason I keep my files, is every so often I review a batch of older images that I've taken. They that didn't make the original cut for whatever reason and occasionally find an image I really like from that bunch, and think why didn't I notice this one before. It could be for one or a number of reasons: a) I didn't think it was visually strong enough or b) I wasn't sure it was the strongest in the series I took or even c) maybe it was not perfect in your mind, but your style may have changed or maybe now you just don't mind quirky imperfections! d) other. Every photographer should have a 'vault', a personal collection, containing your body of work that you can return to, dip into, review, rework, get inspiration from.

What have I learnt from this? Simply taking a step back from my own photos, if that's a week, a month, or a year; disconnecting myself emotionally from my images, and revisiting them from almost 'another persons' point of view, can make you see them completely differently. I have occasionally found a few gems such as this one, that I had completely forgotten that actually ended up growing on me!

This image is available as a photographic print here.
Seen in Notting Hill Gate, London
15th May 2016 - 0 comments


Seen in Notting Hill Gate, London.

So much colour in this part of town. Taken on my iPhone as on my way home with bags full of shopping, I didn't take my camera with me. Not sure why there was a chair there, but it added to the randomness of the photo!
Columbia Road Flower Market - Street Photography
09th May 2016 - 0 comments


It was such a lovely sunny hot day at Columbia Road Flower Market yesterday! I love it down there - always a great buzz and atmosphere when the flower sellers are in action. I hosted a Sunday afternoon, street photography Meetup with my group We Shoot People. It was great fun hanging out with some lovely group members. Shame the weathers gone to pot today with the rain - typical British Summer! :)
Street photography London Meetups - May 2016
06th May 2016 - 0 comments
Some new May street photography Meetup events coming up with We Shoot People....



  • Sunday, 8th May 2016
    Columbia Road Flower Market
    Columbia Road Flower Market is a famous Sunday market in East London, within walking distance of Brick Lane/Shoreditch. On Sunday the street is transformed into oasis of foliage and flowers and is full of characters and a great atmosphere c/o the charismatic flower sellers! A great place to get up close and personal for some street photography and street portraits!

    We will take a short detour walk through the colourful, graffiti filled Shoreditch area then spend some time on Columbia Road getting some street shots. To join in, simply sign up as a member of We Shoot People Meetup group and RSVP!

    Next weekends Meetup walk will be Portobello Road Market on the 14th.
Seen in City of London, London
05th May 2016 - 0 comments
Seen in City of London, London.

New print on Etsy - Lisbon Travel photography
30th April 2016 - 0 comments
New Lisbon travel photography print available in my Etsy Store.

Taken during a trip in Lisbon, through the window of a tram on a rainy day. Square print format 8x8" to 20x20" on professional photographic or fine art paper.

A Prince fan from L.A
26th April 2016 - 0 comments


A Prince fan from L.A. just purchased a print of this image I took last Friday.

I never planned to sell the photo. I went out for a walk with my camera as photography has been very therapeutic for me. I was just trying to get my head around the news and I needed to do something creative that day, as a way to remember him by. So, its great to connect with another fan on the other side of the world through two of my loves.

Email from Michelle:
"I am a classically trained photographer but work as a real estate broker now and used to do live music photography in LA. I loved Prince. He is my favorite artist and have been looking for something to remember him by in our home and I love your image. Thanks for capturing it."

I've since added this photo to my print shop.
Seen in Notting Hill Gate, London
24th April 2016 - 0 comments
Seen in Notting Hill Gate, London

Seen in Brixton, London
23rd April 2016 - 0 comments
Seen in Brixton, London 2016

RIP Prince
21st April 2016 - 0 comments






I'm shocked and saddened to hear the sudden news about Prince. You see, Prince was my childhood musical idol. I became a fan when I was 13 years old. I went to my first gig when I was 17 years old and was very lucky to have seen him live over 30+ more times, and so I have some happy concert memories: I once got to shake his hand (didn't wash my hand for 48 hours!), at a very early after-party gig, Prince stage-dived and I was one of the fans in the crowd who got to hold him up as he crowd-surfed, I've touched one of his guitars as he handed it to fans in the front row, I've been front of stage several times, made eye contact with him (which converted me to jelly every time), I saw him perform with Amy Winehouse, I've queued outside in the Winter cold and rain for over 8 hours+ just so I had a chance of front row tickets (which I got).

I literally did anything to see & hear Prince perform live whenever he was in London. Why? for the reasons that he was a one of a kind, versatile, creative genius. A once in a lifetime musical legend, a pioneer, the likes of which we will never ever see again.

I am privileged to have witnessed his classic, and still one of my favourite songs, 'Purple Rain' played live. Each time he performed it, I sensed something very spiritual that I cannot explain, touching my heart & soul just like it did the first time I ever heard it! Anyway, thank you Prince Rogers Nelson for your one of a kind talent & brilliance. I will keep all these and more happy memories with me always.

‪#‎RIPPrince
Female street photographers
11th April 2016 - 0 comments
Honoured to be one of the female street photographers on this updated 2016 list. The list is meant to serve more of a 'who's out there' list rather than a top ten, favourites type list.



As mentioned in Casy's blog post, recognising woman in photography, particularly in the genre of street photography, where we appear to be the minority, when it comes to top streettog lists, featured publications, galleries, exhibitions, received recognition, awards, etc is a step in the right direction. So, am honoured to be in the good company of talented women from around the world, who are also into street photography! Click this link to check out the Female Street Photographers list.
Seen In Camden Town, London Street Photography
08th April 2016 - 0 comments
Seen in Camden Town, London.

London Street Photography - April Meetups
01st April 2016 - 0 comments


Here are this month's street photo walk events coming up with We Shoot People, a Meetup group for beginner and intermediate photographers with an interest or passion for street photography.

These social based street photography weekly events are great introductory way to get out about and explore London, meet fellow street photographers in a very friendly environment, and hone your street photography skills!

April Street Photography walks coming up!

  • Brick Lane/Shoreditch - Street Safari Sundays - 3rd April

  • Camden Town - Midweek evening - 7th April

  • Vaisakhi Festival @ London Bridge - 9th April

  • Covent Garden / Seven Dials - Midweek Walk 13th April

  • St. Christopher's Place - Midweek Photo Walk - 20th April

  • Brixton Village & Markets - Photo Walk - 23rd April


Its very simple. Just sign up & RSVP to join us for some street photography this month!
http://www.meetup.com/We-Shoot-People-Street-Photography/

If you wish to hone your skills even further and take your images to the next level, I offer beginner & intermediate 1-2-1 tuition in London and beyond.
Symmetry of Strangers
29th March 2016 - 0 comments
As humans, I think most of us feel the need to connect with other human beings in some way, whether instinctively or subconsciously. As a street photographer, I often always notice the 'mirroring' behaviours of others, which I find interesting to observe from both a photography & psychology point of view. It is quite entertaining to watch complete strangers engage in these mannerisms, especially if you are an avid people watcher like me, equipped with a camera!



"Mirroring is the behaviour in which one person subconsciously imitates the gesture, speech pattern, or attitude of another. Mirroring often occurs in social situations, particularly in the company of close friends or family. The concept often affects other individual's notions about the individual that is exhibiting mirroring behaviour, which can lead to the individual building rapport with others.



Mirroring is the subconscious replication of another person's nonverbal signals. This concept takes place in everyday interactions, and often goes unnoticed by both the person enacting the mirroring behaviour as well as the individual who is being mirrored. The activation of mirror neurons takes place within the individual who begins to mirror another's movements, and allows them a greater connection and understanding with the individual who they are mirroring, as well as allowing the individual who is being mirrored to feel a stronger connection with the other individual."


Steve McCurry Exhibition - Beetles & Huxley gallery
19th March 2016 - 0 comments
Today was the last day of a Steve McCurry exhibition at Beetles & Huxley gallery in Piccadilly, London. The exbitiion displayed a cross-section of works from his long photography career. If you have never heard of Steve McCurry, he is a veteran photojournalist spanning over 30 years. His most well known portrait, known as the Afghan Girl, which became one of the most iconic images of the twentieth century after it was featured as cover of National Geographic magazine.



Happy St. Patrick's Day
17th March 2016 - 0 comments
Happy St. Patrick's Day !



Kids with the best view, watching the St. Patrick's Day parade, London 2012.