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Being a tourist in my own city


Yes, I know. Photographing Big Ben is dull as hell, but being an (imaginary) tourist doesn’t necessarily mean taking pictures of the same five landmarks.

Last week and the week before I spent some time in and around some of London’s tourist hotspots – Piccadilly Circus, Leicester Square, Trafalgar Square, the Southbank and Regent St – trying to find examples of what I really love about street photography in a big city: those rare (are they rare? not rare enough?) moments when we’re on our own, detached from the crowds around us and removed (albeit not necessarily physically) from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Using just a single 35mm lens, here’s what I’ve captured. Have I succeeded? You be the judge.


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W Hotel, Leicester sq
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