A series celebrating the talent of our friends over in the Londonist Flickr pool. Here, they introduce themselves and share their favourite London shots. Neil Clasper had two shots in Thames Barrier to Teddington, one of which was awarded a judges’ commendation. Here, he tell us a bit more about photography in his corner of London.
My London photography started in earnest when I moved south east seven years ago. It’s impossible not to find things to photograph around Greenwich: the challenge is trying to avoid the cliches and tourist standards that are so easy to take. I’m not sure I always manage – it’s hard to resist taking shots from the top of Greenwich Park when you’re passing by – but the process of looking for new and original views has helped me understand the local area a lot better. I’ve been building a collection of black & white photos from around the area at www.neilclasper.com.
My other photographic focus at the moment is a series of photos taken around Aldgate, Spitalfields and Whitechapel. This started with me trying to photograph all the Ben Eine works on Middlesex Street to amuse myself at lunch breaks from work, then expanded as I started to notice more and more to photograph in the area. What began as a way to pass the time has given me a much greater appreciation of the corner of London I work in, and over time I’d like to include more of the shops and the people that work in them around Petticoat Lane.
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