For those of you out of the loop Grandma Bunny Chow normally resides in my home country of Zimbabwe and had travelled to the UK as the Zimbabwean representative of Alzheimer’s Disease International at their annual conference. I don’t profess to be an expert on the disease or it’s challenges but I do know that ADI do excellent work in overcoming prejudices and providing support to those suffering from dementia so please do show them support if you ever come into contact with them.
On Saturday afternoon I was lucky enough to be given the opportunity to spend an afternoon following my mother and a group of representatives from Alzheimer’s Disease International as they embarked on a walking tour around The City of London.
it was the vibrant colour of these tights that made me decide that I couldn't stick to just black and white
Strictly speaking I wasn’t supposed to be there as I wasn’t part of the party so to speak but they allowed me to follow them around without complaint whist I took pictures of the group, as well as passers-by and The City.
this guy had such knowledge etched into his face
Street photography is a style I greatly admire and one day hope to become proficient in but for this walk it was really just me playing with my camera settings and seeing what worked best. The pictures I have chosen to share in this post are some of the ones I thought worked out best although they vary hugely in style.
just look at that hair
I definitely appreciate any creative input or idea’s from my readers as to what you like and also what you think of when you think street photography, are you all about the gritty black and white or do you prefer to capture the vibrancy and colours of springtime in the metropolis? I know it’s something I’m torn about which is why many of these photo’s work individually but I’m not so sure how well they work as a collective.
I have no idea what she was up to either, she just stopped did this funny move and then carried on without a by your leave or care in the world
anyway I’ve only been waffling on this long so that I can break up the pictures a bit and keep you reading, but I’ll just let the captions do the talking from here on in.
I don't know if this guy had Tourette's syndrome or was just a nutter but he kept marching up and down swearing to himself and muttering threats of intended violence.
Self importance is always an interesting subject
am I casting the next Doctor Who or just being a RayBan fanboy?
no story here I just like this picture
why so serious?
Looking back I'm beginning to think that my walk might have taken place further back in the past than Saturday.
Bob Geldof doing the funky chicken?
Happy Birthday Conita wherever you may be
completely out of context and definitely not street photography but I like the shot and couldn't think of anywhere else to use it.
She's listening intently
I told you Granny Bunny Chow was here, she's also listening intently unlike the bloke in the background who just looks bored.
deep in thought
and back to colour, this guy was just too cool for school
so cool that he deserved two shots
another completely out of context random architecture shot but I liked it so it's here.
I was taking some Macro shots of the blossoms when I noticed this young lady out of the corner of my eye and switched focus, sadly I was a fraction too slow and her mouth is almost hidden but I still like the shot.
- Lomo girl rocks
so the kids do still skate, last time I got on a skateboard I ended up in a cast (15+ years ago) so have stayed away ever since despite thinking that they always looked cool.
somehow this lady transmagorfed herself from a Parisian cafe in order for me to take her picture.
an attempt at artistic blur
something to smile about
I wonder if they'd noticed that they were sitting in bright sunshine on a beautiful spring day or were just on their way back from Siberia.
such attitude, makes you wonder if he/she was actually throwing a hissy fit or I was just lucky
well that’s it from me for now, as always I love to hear from you and know what your thoughts are, should I stick to one style or keep flitting between or just give up on the street thing altogether?
Many thanks for looking and TTFN
Mr Bunny Chow