Citified

Below are a selection of photographs taken over the last year in urban settings.

Street Dancers, Paris, 2013

Small Dog, Hackney, 2014

Cyclist, Hackney, 2014

Gents drinking coffee, Hackney, 2014

Cannelle Bulard, or, ‘A Portrait of a Surfer’

I met Cannelle Bulard in the French town of Anglet at a restaurant on the beach, eating moules-frites and drinking ice-cold Coca Cola. She approached the table with her board before introducing herself. I then asked her a few questions and teased her about whether she was any good. She shyly informed her audience that she had travelled most of the world on tours and recently become champion of Europe. Needless to say, the teasing stopped.

This shot was taken just after she came out of the water later that day. She had been surfing for a few hours.

Portrait of a Surfer, Anglet, France, 2012

I have since licensed the shot to Rip Curl, who sponsor Cannelle, for use on their site here.

Street Photography I, or, ‘The Two Saints’

The next few posts in this gallery will include some of my street photography from 2011. These shots have been posted elsewhere, but not yet to this gallery. I consider these images, and this period, extremely important in shaping me as a photographer. Please note that whenever possible, I obtain permission from the subjects of my photos.

 

Philippe, Saint Michel, Paris, France, 2011

Algerian Woman, Saint-Denis, France, 2011

America III, or, ‘The Wynn, The Cosmopolitan, and the Desert’

This will be the last post in my America series. Of the 1,000 photographs I took in Las Vegas, I feel those I have included in these three articles best communicate my experience of the city.

I stayed in the Wynn hotel for a few days. It might be regarded as the epitome of opulence. I certainly enjoyed my visit. I also spent an evening listening to the Jennifer Keith Quintet, who were excellent.

Telephone in the Wynn Hotel, Las Vegas, USA, 2013

Arizona Desert, USA, 2013

Jennifer Keith Quintet performing at the Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas, USA, 2013

Buskers in Las Vegas, USA, 2013

America II, or, ‘The People of Las Vegas’

I was in Las Vegas on business, but I spent some time walking the strip during the evenings. I asked a number of locals if I could take their portraits, and almost all obliged. Below is a selection of my favourites. Included is what I consider the best shot from the trip.

Sometimes, what is missing from a photograph says more than what is present.

 

Man playing amazing grace on accordion, Las Vegas, USA, 2013

Person handing out cards in Las Vegas, USA, 2013

Man dressed as transformer, Las Vegas, USA, 2013

Behind a hotel dealers rest, Las Vegas, USA, 2013