Londonist Behind The Lens: Iris Jones

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Londonist Behind The Lens: Iris Jones
Tree and Offices - 'Autumn' taken in Penge, SE20, October 2008 Christina Owen
Tree and Offices - 'Autumn' taken in Penge, SE20, October 2008 Christina Owen
Beach Sign - 'Where Is The Beach?' taken just off Old Street, January 2010 Christina Owen
Beach Sign - 'Where Is The Beach?' taken just off Old Street, January 2010 Christina Owen
Graffiti Tunnel - 'Colour It On' taken on Leake Street, SE1, July 2010 Christina Owen
Graffiti Tunnel - 'Colour It On' taken on Leake Street, SE1, July 2010 Christina Owen
Chalkboard in front of Buildings - 'Where the East End Meets the Square Mile' taken outside Spitalfields Market, October 2008 Christina Owen
Chalkboard in front of Buildings - 'Where the East End Meets the Square Mile' taken outside Spitalfields Market, October 2008 Christina Owen
Girl looking up at graffiti - 'Sarah Looks Up' taken on the South Bank under the Royal Festival Hall, April 2008 Christina Owen
Girl looking up at graffiti - 'Sarah Looks Up' taken on the South Bank under the Royal Festival Hall, April 2008 Christina Owen
Shopfront - 'Shopfront Psychedelica', taken in Shoreditch, September 2009 Christina Owen
Shopfront - 'Shopfront Psychedelica', taken in Shoreditch, September 2009 Christina Owen
Spotty Tree - 'Graffiti Tree' taken on the South Bank, June 2009 Christina Owen
Spotty Tree - 'Graffiti Tree' taken on the South Bank, June 2009 Christina Owen

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, meet Iris Jones AKA Christina Owen

I’ve lived on the outskirts of London all my life, apart from a few years spent on the South coast, and I missed ‘my city’ so much during that time. Ever since I was a child, getting on a train that would take me into the centre of London for a day out was always such a treat. Since 2006, when I bought my first SLR, I’ve felt that same way about travelling ‘into town’ to wander the streets looking for, and photographing those little, and often hidden things that brighten up the city. Among the monotonous grey and brown buildings and pavements there are spots of colour just waiting to be found. I like hunting them down and catching them on camera.I’ve been a photographer for 4 years and I’ve been to many places, but London is my favourite. It’s home. Maybe one day I’ll leave again, to go and live somewhere else. But I’ll always be back with a camera and an eye for the little things that people might often walk right past and miss. If I can get those things on camera then perhaps they won’t be missed after all (You can see some of these things on my blog - www.undane.co.uk).For more, browse Christina's Flickrstream and have a look at previous 'behind the lensers'

Last Updated 16 October 2010