Londonist Behind The Lens: Sabine Thöle

By suke Last edited 167 months ago

Last Updated 31 July 2010

Londonist Behind The Lens: Sabine Thöle

A series celebrating the talent of our friends over in the Londonist Flickr pool. Here, they introduce themselves and share their favourite London shots. Today, introducing Sabine Thöle

Originally from Germany, I have been living in London for 20 years. I still find it as exciting here as when I first arrived - actually even more so now that I have discovered photography and look at things anew.

I started taking photos about 2 years ago when I bought my first DSLR and got completely hooked. Before that I was using disposable cameras and that only on holidays. Photography makes me look at my surroundings in a much more focused way. I have my camera with me all the time and I am always on the lookout for something I find interesting. Luckily my friends are quite tolerant and don't mind stopping when we are out together.

Recently I have got more and more into street photography. It took me a while to overcome my fear of taking pictures of strangers and it is still an ongoing process. I like the idea of capturing fleeting moments, telling little stories that a short while later will be gone.

A while ago I joined the Queens Park Group of London Independent Photography. We meet once a month to talk about our photos and exchange experiences. There is also an annual show of our work. The next exhibition is coming up soon.

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