A series celebrating the talent of our friends over in the Londonist Flickr pool who make our site look great with their fabulous photographs. Here, they introduce themselves and share their favourite London shots.
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!