A series celebrating the talent of our friends over in the Londonist Flickr pool who make our site look pretty with their fabulous photographs. Here, they introduce themselves and share their favourite London shots.
My name is Kathy Archbold and I'm lucky enough to live in Waterloo, SE1, one of the most photographed areas of London. I'm Artist in Residence in a school one day a week, and also paint the faces on mannequins in a factory, which pays the rent, as I am a mostly an out of work illustrator.
I've only really been taking photographs for around 18 months, and have never really considered myself a photographer, Indeed I feel I have few actual photography skills, so I'm very honoured to be featured on Londonist. I'm extremely interested in image making by whatever means though, so for me photography is just another way of doing that. All my photos are edited in Photoshop, which I know has upset some purists, but I use it to get the picture I was thinking of when I aimed the camera. I don't have a lot of photographic equipment, and wouldn't really know how to use it if I did.
I use a Panasonic Lumix 'point and shoot' camera, which I carry with me all the time, and has the advantage of being barely noticeable.
I love London. I love how you can walk out your door, and never really know what quite what you'll see. Having an account on Flickr has been a real inspiration - I am constantly amazed at the wonderful work and differing viewpoints, and its also a real motivation for me to learn and improve my own.
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