That Way

While I've been a street photographer for many years, my work has generally not been of the 'in-your-face' variety. I'm much more likely to shoot from a distance; not because I'm afraid of getting close, but because distance - especially when coupled with provocative and moody lighting - gives a sense of intrigue; people in urban settings, and yet disconnected from the hullabaloo. On my recent trip to London, however, I decided to get close. And there's no better place on Earth to get close than in Oxford Circus on a Saturday afternoon. So I positioned myself outside of the exit of the tube station, and just started looking for what Bruce Gilden has termed 'characters'. One of the great things about shooting in this type of manic environment is that almost no one takes notice. Case in point, I don't believe that these ladies even knew I was taking their photograph. To me, this photograph captures both the hectic nature of the scene and the confusion which the scene induces. The photograph was made with a Leica MP and a 40mm lens, but it somehow "feels" like a wide angle.

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    Fabien Penso

    Feels a bit like Bruce Gilden.

    over 2 years ago
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    Mike Fraser

    ...which is odd, because I distinctly do not like Gilden's style. ;)

    over 2 years ago

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Mike Fraser

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