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Londonist Behind The Lens: Simon K

By Lindsey Last edited 104 months ago
Londonist Behind The Lens: Simon K

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.

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Around 1,000 veterans and serving officers of the Household Cavalry take part in the annual Combined Cavalry Old Comrades Association parade in London. It’s something very British to see soldiers marching in bowler hats!

I’m originally from Bradford and only moved down to London about a year ago. While I was at University (in Hull) I was lucky enough to spend a year working in London and after graduation moved back as soon as I could! I started living in East London, staying briefly in Beckton and then Poplar (right in the shadow of Canary Wharf) but recently moved West and now live in Hammersmith.

I’ve only really been into photography for the last 16 months. Both my brothers have been really into it for a few years but I never really understood the attraction. Then I picked up my twin brother's Canon and I was pretty much hooked. It wasn’t much later that I got my own Canon 400D which I now pretty much carry everywhere. What I love about London is the sheer variety of things going on, whether its one of the city's military parades, a new art exhibition, music or sport there’s always something to do (and of course, photograph); it’s a very difficult city to be bored in!

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Circle Line at Westminster Station. I use Westminster station every day, so I’m always looking for a different angle, for something interesting.

I work in Westminster which gives me easy access to plenty of photo opportunities and allows me to indulge in my current passion for photojournalism. It’s not uncommon to find me at a protest with my camera; in fact any newsworthy event will normally get me there camera at the ready.

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Recent protest outside Parliament against attempts by some MPs to limit access to abortion. I love photographing protests as its an opportunity to see people at their most passionate.

Find out more at Simon's Flickrstream.

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Last Updated 26 July 2008