I grew up just outside of London, in a small town in Essex. I used to visit London as a child and had a strange impression of it, given that we always got the tube everywhere. The day I learned that you can walk from Oxford Street to Covent Garden, in less time than it takes to get the tube, was a revelation.
I’ve lived and worked all over the city and there are bits that I love more than others, but I really do think there’s something of interest to see where ever you go. I particularly love the river, Battersea Power Station, Trellick Tower, Camden, the East End and the many parks and green spaces.
Photography is still so new to me; I bought my first serious camera last year, having only used a point and shoot on fully automatic settings before then. I’m still on a steep learning curve but I’ve been fortunate enough to have had one of my photos included in the Londonist Slow Exposure exhibition. It was a really proud moment for me. Every time I take a photo that I’m pleased with, or that other people like, I’m always a little bit surprised and excited.
I’ve organised several photography meet-ups through Kudocities. The next one is on the evening of 11 June. We’ll be snapping Chinatown and the surrounding areas and then probably going for a few drinks afterward. Come join us!