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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.
We Shoot People - Night photo walk #2 - Southbank
05th November 2014 - 0 comments
Week 2 of the series of night street photography walks with the Meetup group WE SHOOT PEOPLE !

This week the event took us to Southbank, London. Meeting at Waterloo station (under the clock!), we set off to Southbank to do some shooting. Very challenging lighting and cold made this a tough gig, but we battled on for the scheduled walk until we couldn't feel our fingers and ended up in the nearest cafe Nero for some hot chocs and our social. See some of the Meetup group's uploaded images here from this walk.

Next week, walk #3 takes us to the City! Should be a good one.

A few of my shots...





New Etsy prints shop now open
01st November 2014 - 0 comments
Today I officially opened my new Etsy shop! where I will be selling my photography prints. Prints are custom made to order in the size and paper finish you wish, including Fuji Matt, Fuji Gloss, Kodak Metallic and more. Sizes range from 12 x 8" up to 30 x 20".

All prints professionally printed on high quality archive papers care of ThePrintSpace studios.

Photography images were taking in London, New York, Paris, Lisbon or Berlin. Prints are mostly black & white and includes a white border for easy mounting and framing.

UK & International shipping is available.

Test prints looking good!





Etsy Shop Front


We Shoot People - Night photo walk #1 - Soho
29th October 2014 - 0 comments
Back by popular demand!! I have started up the first in a series of once a week, night photo walks around London with my Street Photography group We SHOOT PEOPLE.

This weeks location was centred around Mayfair and Soho areas. Loads of back streets, lights, and with some rain some moody night shots were taken by the 10 group members who attended tonight.

Two of my favourites...





Next week's night walk will be in Southbank.
Call For Entries - Street Photography - Light Chaser
19th October 2014 - 0 comments
Calling all street photographers!



I am pleased to announce that I am the curator of an exciting new street photography contest.

THE THEME: 'Light Chaser'

We are seeking eye-catching street photography images that includes the theme of light. Whether natural daylight, sunlight, or artificial light, we want to see your best original work!

THE PRIZE: 20 people will have a fantastic opportunity to physically exhibit and sell your photos at the prestigious Greenwich Gallery in London for a period of 2 weeks, between 8th - 22nd April 2015! The prize is valued at over £1000.

PLUS: In addition to the main prize, you will receive a full blog feature on Linda Wisdom Photography websites, Award.IO and across our social media networks on Twitter, Facebook & Google+.



We are now calling for international entries.
CONTEST DATES: 19 October 2014 - 13 March 2015
EXHIBITION DATES: 8th April - 22nd April 2015
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For full contest details & to submit your entry, please visit the official event page: http://www.award.io/streetphotography

Good luck!



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121clicks.com Interview
16th October 2014 - 0 comments
I participated in an interview with the guys from photography resource blog website 121clicks.com this week. Check out it out here: http://121clicks.com/showcases/linda-wisdom-inspiring-contemporary-street-photographer-from-london

London Photo Festival - Private View
15th October 2014 - 0 comments
I was invited to the launch night for London Photo Festival, at The Crypt Gallery, which sits in the heart of London Bridge. Organised by co-founders Emma Mapp & Kit Shah who put together these events twice yearly. This time around the exhibition theme is Landscape Photography, and of course this drew in a large crowd of guests for the Private View. If you are in town this week, put in and have a browse, its free entry for the public and all prints on display are on sale. The London Photo Festival runs until 18th October 2014.

















1-2-1 Street Photography Workshop
05th October 2014 - 0 comments
Street Photography workshop



I spent the afternoon with a new student teaching them some street photography. For my tuition workshops I prefer 1-2-1 photo walks as I can really personalise the workshop to their exact wants and needs in learning. Helen was a great student - asking lots of questions and getting stuck in. We covered many areas of learning from overcoming her fear of getting shouted at, getting people to identify with her photos, improving her compositions to the varying styles of street such as portraiture to more compositional shots and making stronger images overall.

Its always good to see a student improve within a workshop. Helen got closer to subjects with each image and her confidence grew as the workshop went on.

I spent the afternoon with the immensely talented, award winning street photographer Linda Wisdom. We talked about everything from overcoming your fear of being shouted at, to getting others to identify with your images, to geometry in your scene.

I've not taken much street photography in my time but it appeals to me, perhaps because as a psychology grad I've always been interested in human behaviour.

Today has reinvigorated me to pound the street's at lunchtime scanning the scene for potential street blips. Who know's, I might even be brave enough to get in close.

Thanks for a fabulous afternoon shooting street Linda. Lots of fun


Want to schedule a 1-2-1 Street photography workshop? You can book here. There is a 15% discount for first time students!
New YouTube Channel
24th September 2014 - 0 comments
I decided to launch a YouTube channel to showcase my favourite and popular street photography and reportage images. I will add more over the next few weeks.

Let me know what you think. Subscribe to my new YouTube channel to get updates when new videos are posted.

When an artist paints one of your photographs
23rd September 2014 - 0 comments
When an artist paints one of your photographs

I received an email from a Facebook friend Lucy who is an artist (painter) a while ago asking if she could paint one of my street photography images. Of course I said yes as I was really intrigued as to what their interpretation of one of my street photography images would look like in paint.

I sent them a jpeg of the photo they were interested in painting, went for lunch. By the time I had finished my lunch she had emailed to say the painting was done!!

Anyway, below is the painting impression of my image! We have since named the man in the picture 'Mr Pret' for obvious reasons!

Here is the original photo:


and the painting!
When Sociology Influences Street Photography
09th September 2014 - 0 comments
I received this interesting email in my inbox the other day from Melanie, a lady who had visited my website and was interested in buying some prints of mine.

It was a unique email in that she is a professional sociologist who was curious about my images. I have copied her email and my response below…

“Linda, your pictures are simply wonderful, and I am definitely going to buy some prints. However, I was wondering about the background stories to the photographs, as I would love to know the context of your shoots. There are so many that I think are absolutely evocative about time, place and person – that sounds rather trite, but as a sociologist, I’m very interested in what caught your eye and why, even if you don’t personally know your subjects story – I understand that the picture denotes the story, just interested in whether there was any interaction?”

Read my reply on my official website
New street photography prints gallery
02nd September 2014 - 0 comments
I have designed a shiny brand new street photography prints gallery on my new website, where you are now able to order limited and open edition prints.

I have selected around 40 of my favourite and best-seller street photography images and will be adding new images in the coming weeks.



Limited edition prints are set to 100, paper size 20" x 16", on quality, archival photographic paper. Each print is signed, numbered and titled. Both UK and international shipping is available.

Open edition prints come in different paper size options and paper types. If you want a specific paper type like matt or gloss you may specify prior to ordering process and a bespoke print will be made for you.