London’s architecture is incredibly diverse and expanding rapidly. The city in recent years resembles something closer to a building site than a city emerging from the grip of a global recession.
I’ve spent years wandering around its streets, camera in hand looking more like a lost tourist than a lifelong Londoner. Irritating busy commuters as I stand in the middle of the pavement, looking up at seemingly nothing.
Looking up when taking a photo is a great way to help overcome my biggest problem when it comes to photography. I can find myself struggling to see the interesting angles and subjects, which so many photographers I follow on Instagram and 500px etc, seem to capture with apparent ease. More often than not I find myself visiting the same places time and time again, always seeing the same photos I’ve previously taken with increasing frustration at my creative block.
Looking up when taking a photo is a great way to overcome the dreaded 'creative block' and I find it's an excellent way to warm up my shutter finger.
I can, on occasion find myself struggling to see the interesting angles and subjects, that so many of the photographers I follow seem to capture with apparent ease. So, I look up and instantly there are a wealth of interesting photos just waiting to be captured. Usually, of seemingly mundane building facades, that struggle to catch the eye at any other angle. Hence the bemused looks and exacerbated sighs from passersby, as they are forced to take evasive action to avoid bumping into me. Most it would seem, love a photo but not the photographer.
Check out the full set of images from my 'Look Up' series here.