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.
I come from several generations of Londoners and have never left the city for more than three weeks at a time.
It was the idea of taking better holiday pictures that drove me to get an SLR camera. Like most people, I only ever took pictures either on holiday or if there was a special occasion like a birthday or wedding. After a while I got fed up of going on holiday to amazing places such as the Grand Canyon and coming back with average images. Looking back at my shots of mountains and landscapes I realised that I could do so much better. My love of the outdoors inspired me to get better equipment and start working hard on composition and exposure.
Before I got into Flickr, I'd pretty much never taken any pictures of London. That's just what tourists do. But after seeing all the intriguing and original images of London on Flickr I got the motivation to start looking for all the interesting shots out there waiting to be found.
This year I've been doing the 'Project 366' which means that I carry a camera all the time now. London, and in particular my walk to work through the city, has increasingly become my photographic target. Doing this project means I'm committed to taking a photograph every single day. Being forced to take the camera out and come up with a wealth of ideas has really challenged me to look for new shots of the same subjects and to look for the unusual. I now look at my own city in a whole new and positive way.
Check our Jason's Flickrstream for more.
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