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.
in London, that time of the year. This is a bit like a postcard, but I'd like to think there is an abstract quality to it.
I never thought photography would become my main hobby. Until about two and half years ego, I thought Henri Cartier-Bresson was a famous french film director, and had never heard of Robert Capa, Rene Burri, or any other photographer.
It all started in Autumn 2005, when for the first time ever I got hold of second hand, a little digital camera, of one and a half million pixels, and as I was trying it to make it work, I had that eureka moment, and photographed my backgarden! Since then there hasn't been a day passed, that I did not think of photography.
It was that Autumn also when by chance I watched a documentary on BBC 2 about the lives and times of the great war photographer Robert Capa, which I found it immensely inspiring, and I gradually discovered all the great photographers of the past, and present, and instead starting my day in front of the computer with the BBC, I switched to Magnum Images, the great photographic cooperative.
In Autumn 2006 I eventually got a DSLR camera (10.2 millions pixels please), and few months ego a decent compact camera - thanks no thanks to credit card dept again - and they are the extension of my hands and eyes really, carrying at least one of them with me, wherever I go.