Linda Wisdom Street Photography | Blog Page

Blog
Seen in Westbourne Grove - London Street Photography
04th September 2015 - 0 comments
Go home signs, you're drunk.

Still some crap laying around in West London from the bank holiday weekend, Notting Hill Carnival.

Seen in Notting Hill Gate - London Street Photography
03rd September 2015 - 0 comments
Seen in Notting Hill Gate, London.

Seen in Westminster - London Street Photography - Refugees Welcome
01st September 2015 - 0 comments
Seen in Westminster after the London protest march, rally on 12th September 12, 2015. A Refugees Welcome rally sign discarded in a red telephone box.


Seen in Brick Lane - London Street Photography
01st September 2015 - 0 comments
Seen in Brick Lane, London. An occupied Shoreditch hipster sitting at a window seat of a cafe, advertising for an experienced barista, c/o Michael Jackson and E.T photo may possibly receive a lot of applicants.

Cafe Art 2016 My London Calendar - Kickstarter
01st September 2015 - 1 comment
Cafe Art connects those affected by homelessness with the community through art. I started volunteering for Cafe Art as a photographer towards mid 2014 and was overwhelmed by the passion from both the organisers and artists themselves. In July this year I was happy to get involved again from the beginning of their 2015 campaign and was one of the team leader volunteers who helped give out the 100 Fuji single-use cameras to the participants.

Some 80 cameras were returned and 2,500 images were developed. The selection was whittled down to 20 images by a selection panel including FujiFilm, Amateur Photographer magazine, The London Photo Festival, Christie’s and Homeless Link. These 20 images were displayed at Spitalfields Art Market in August for a week. The public were asked to vote for their top 3 photos for the Cafe Art 2016 My London Calendar. The public spoke and more than 2,400 votes were received. The final selection was made for the 12 official photos to be printed in the forthcoming Cafe Art 2016 calendar.

Through their Kickstarter campaign which launched on 20th August 2015. It costs £10,000 to print up the 5,000 calendars they need. I am so chuffed to see that the project has gone viral around the world that they have smashed their modest goal of £4,500 and have already reached over £10,527 as of 1st September, thanks to 551 backers, still with 18 days to go!

Want to help? Pre-order this high quality calendar through their Kickstarter website for the online backer price of £9.00 and help support the Cafe Art team and those affected by homelessness.

Great work Paul and Michael, congrats to all the photographers, the many other volunteers - all your hard work is paying off! See you guys again very soon!


Photo by ROL


Photo by Desmond


Photo by David Tovey


Photo by Ellen Rostant


Photo by XO


Photo by Ioanna Zakana


Photo by Goska Calik


Photo by Ellen Rostant


Photo by Goska Calik


Photo by Zilvinas Vaiteikunas


Photo by Maciek Walorsk


Photo by Ceci
Edge of Humanity Magazine - Essay feature
02nd August 2015 - 0 comments
Check out my feature in Edge of Humanity magazine - B&W Street Photography Essay.

Edge of Humanity online magazine selected 10 of their favourite pics to share from my portfolio. Here are some of their picks....







Cafe Art 2016 - My London Calendar - Fuji camera hand out
03rd July 2015 - 0 comments
I again volunteered my services with the fantastic homeless charity Cafe Art. This time I signed up as a team leader to help sign up and hand out 100 single-use Fuji disposable cameras to 100 participants affected by homelessness, and taking part in this years calendar photo contest. The theme 'My London' based around London urban/street photography.







Click here to see more images

The morning event was held at The Crypt, St. Paul's Cathedral. Cafe Art are currently doing workshops with art groups run by homelessness sector charities and participants will come from all over London on the day. Participants have three days to take the photos before returning the camera to us to develop. Over the past two years we have raised more then £45,000 directly for the participants and art groups and to fund the framing of art by people affected by homelessness.

It is always a honour to help out and I look forward to seeing the photographic entries in a few weeks!
TOP BRITISH STREET PHOTOGRAPHERS IN 2015
28th May 2015 - 0 comments
The Interactive Design Institute asked me to participate in an article for their blog page. I was asked to submit a top tip on capturing the perfect street photography shot, to help up and coming street photographers.

Check out the article here:



“My top tip if you’re after the perfect street shot? A good basic formula to start is all about the three Cs: Content, Composition, Critical Timing! Not having all three will most likely make for a weaker shot. So, the challenge is to obtain all three in one image!

“When it comes to reviewing your images for upload, be quite picky in your critique. Answer these questions: is the content and subject interesting or strong enough to hold the viewer? Is the composition clean and free from any distracting clutter? Am I at the right angle or perspective? Did I press the shutter button at the perfect time to capture the decisive and/or poignant moment? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, then you most likely have a cool street shot!”
London Photo Festival - May 2015
15th May 2015 - 0 comments


The organisers of the London Photo Festival invited me to participate in this May's exhibition which launched with a private view on Wednesday, 13th May at The Crypt gallery, St George the Martyr Church) Borough High Street, SE1

Today I organised a We Shoot People Meetup Group Event social to coincide with their 'Click N' Clique' evening.

Last day to visit the exhibition is Saturday, 16th May. Pop by!

Thanks to Lena for the photos!
BBC Radio 4 - Digital Human 'People Watching'
04th May 2015 - 0 comments
I talk a little about street photography in this BBC 4 series 'Digital Human' 'Rear Window' about people watching whilst on a photo walk with the producers in Soho, London.

You can listen to the whole 30 min audio here:
Series 7, Episode 4 called 'Rear Window'





"Aleks Krotoski explores the basic human impulse of people watching. We are aware how we perform when we know we are being looked at online but hear little about those watching."
BBC Radio 4 street photography feature
21st April 2015 - 0 comments
Just back from a photo-walk / Q&A audio interview thingie with BBC Radio 4 writers, for a feature they're doing on 'people watching in the digital age'.

After meeting at cafe, we made our way towards Soho Square. It was a sunny day and so the Square was heaving with locals on their lunch breaks as we strolled amongst them snapping photos.

I don't know how much content they will use, but it was a lot of fun (and a bit weird) being asked lots of interesting questions by someone, another holding a furry microphone in my face, whilst 'covertly' trying to get some candid street shots!!

Details of the BBC Radio 4 feature to follow in a few weeks.







London Photo Festival - Architecture / Street Photography exhbition
20th April 2015 - 0 comments
I have submitted a last minute entry into this May's London Photo Festival. The theme if you don't know is 'Architecture'. However the LPF organisers have decided entries with a street photography architectural element are also welcome. So I rummaged through my portfolio to see if I had anything suitable and found this geometrical, architecture street image which they approved. So had it blown up to A2 (approx 70 x 50cm) on metallic print.

Got it back from the printers today and framed it up ready to go! If you want to get your hands on a print early, you can order one from my Etsy shop!

I'm looking forward to seeing all the architecture themed images at the exhibition at The Crypt gallery between 13th - 16th May 2015.

If you are part of my We Shoot People - street photography Meetup group, I have created a Meetup event if you fancy joining a few of us there.

Award.io - Light Chaser exhibition - Private View evening
09th April 2015 - 0 comments
After months of curation and deliberation the final 12 photos were chosen and picked to be part of Awardio.io, Light Chaser themed street photography exhibition at The Greenwich Gallery. Last night, Wednesday, 8th April was launch day, and kicked off with the Private View evening and a successful night it was!

There are 12 physical images on exhibit, beautifully framed on the gallery walls & 15 digital images displayed via a large monitor.

Congrats to: Vadims Timoskins, Jianhua Siew, Saul Perryman, Benjamin Nwaneampeh, Kant Rathod, Michael Fraser, Emilie Houwat, Georgie Pauwels,Ignasi Raventos, Sherion Mullings, Chris Potter & Svilen Nachev!

Many of the finalists themselves attended, (including digital finalist Nabil Tazi who came all the way from Stockholm!) plus a large turn out of guests to this rather charming gallery 5 mins walk from Greenwich station.

The Light Chaser exhibition itself is on until 22 April 2015. Check it out, well worth a visit if you are in the area:
Address: The Greenwich Gallery, Linear House, Peyton Place, London SE10 8RS. Admission is free.

Thanks to The Greenwich Gallery owner Tony Othen & Praveen of award.io for putting the Private View evening together.

























Award.io Light Chaser Exhibition - The Greenwich Gallery
26th March 2015 - 0 comments
For the past 5 months I have curating the street photography entries submitted to Award.io for the exhibition coming up on April 8th - 22nd at The Greenwich Gallery.



The street photography theme I chose was called Light Chaser and as the name implies, I was looking for photographers to submit street images that included a creative use of light.

We received 139 entries in total and standards were very high that instead of choosing the original 10 finalists, I had to extend this to 12 in the main wall exhibition! A further 14 will also get displayed as part of the digital exhibition.

A private view evening will take place on 8th April for photographers and guests to launch the exhibition. (Please note: Private View is by invite only)

Congratulations to all the Light Chaser photography finalists!
British Life Photography Awards - Private View Evening
03rd March 2015 - 0 comments
Winners from the British Life Photography Awards were invited to a special Private View evening at the Mall Galleries in London.

It was great to meet and chat to some of the other winners and to see all the winning entries displayed in the exhibition.

We received a copy of the brilliant British Life Photography Awards Portfolio 1 book which all our photos are featured in.



British Life Photography Awards - Street Life winner
02nd March 2015 - 0 comments
So, I was surfing about on the internet and stumbled across an online photography contest called the British Life Photography Awards. I had heard of them before, but had never entered before as I was either busy doing something else or I missed the entry deadline, etc.

Anyway, last year Spring/Summer I saw there was a street photography category and thought, I'll have a go and sign up, enter a few pics then thought nothing more of it. I actually forgot I had entered.

So, by the time I received a random phone call out of the blue one cold and dark November 2014 evening suggesting I had actually won first place in the Street Life category, I thought it maybe someone's prank until the lady from the BLPAwards at the other end officially described my photo and that she would contact me in writing to officially provide full details of the prize and awards evening next year.

To cut a long story short, I was on strict instruction not to announce my news until it was officially announced by the British Life Photography Awards, which was very difficult for me! But here we are, March 2nd 2015 and I have just seen a article in the Metro newspaper with my street photo included.

I will be going to the Private Evening tonight in fact to collect my prize and meet the other winners.

Check out the photo and the other British Life Photography Award winners on the official BLPA website


We Shoot People - Night photo walk #5 - Soho Pt2
03rd December 2014 - 0 comments
Our most recent We Shoot People street photography walk was back in Soho last night. Seeing as it as so popular last event, I created a 2nd photo walk to Soho to give some other members a chance to attend. The event filled up almost immediately again!

The area is filled with street photography opportunities, the night challenge isn't as difficult there as there are plenty of nicely lit interesting shops, gallerias and back streets.

Some shots from that night...





1-2-1 London Street Photography Walk / Workshop
02nd December 2014 - 0 comments
This evening I did a 1-2-1 street photography walk / workshop with an US visitor called Brian from Ohio, who had booked a session with me back in the Summer. Brian knew the styles he was looking to achieve and so it made my job easier teaching and taking him to the locations where I knew we could get some cool shots. I decided a night tour through the City of London areas, weaving the maze of back streets and the tube network would be our best bet and our 4-hour photo walk was very productive. We had great fun and it was a pleasure hanging out with you!

"I had a great time this evening! It was even better than I hoped. I felt comfortable with you right away - in addition to being a great photographer, you're very funny! Thanks for a memorable evening and the street photography tips!" Brian Miller

Reluctant to show off some of his own fine work, I thought I would do it on his behalf, because I think they're great! Here are some of his favourites....





We Shoot People - Night photo walk #4 - Covent Garden
26th November 2014 - 0 comments
Another week, another We Shoot People Meetup event in London. This time we ventured to the area in and around Covent Garden, London. A great street photography night location just after rush hour which was major hectic at the time we met!

Great group of Meetup attendees and a fun shoot. It rained a bit, but just enough to get some creative shots.

The next Meetup event is in...... Soho, its a part 2 event as the first one was so popular I arranged another one!

Some pics from Covent Garden...





We Shoot People - Night photo walk #3 - City of London
12th November 2014 - 0 comments
Week 3 of the series of night street photography walks with the Meetup group WE SHOOT PEOPLE !

This week the event took us to The City of London. Meeting at Bank station just outside The Royal Bank of England on a cold November evening. The City of London is a great location with a lot of historic architecture, light and side alleys that make for some very noir images. From there I took them to the infamous Leadenhall Market area, Lloyds building and than onto Liverpool Street to finish off the evening with a pub social. See some of the Meetup group's uploaded images from this walk.

Here's my favourite shot taken from the evening....



On the next walk #4 on 26th November 2014 I have arranged a night photo walk to Covent Garden, Seven dials & Leicester Square.
Pages: Previous1 2 3 4 5 6 78 9 10 11 Next