A London Walkabout

On an oddly sunny beautiful afternoon in London, I got a chance to step outside the Country 2 Country Festival @ the 02 Arena and go for a walk. Armed with what seemed to be too much per diem, I grabbed my Canon mark iii, 24-70mm, 70-200mm, and started looking for trouble. Ok, it's only street photography, but it sounds edgy.

When our bus pulled in that morning, I immediately noticed an enclosed ski-lift that went across the river. So naturally after a quick breakfast (or should I call it tea?) I spent all the per diem on renting out the entire sky-box to spread out my gear and get a shot where ever I could without knocking over British grandmothers with a 70-200 lens. Besides, I figured if I got ten cool pictures, it would be well worth the $125.

 

Executive decision made, hope you enjoy.

Call it What You Will Since ZBB for was playing that night @ the O2, I figured I'd snap a couple of the iconic structure. Creative lil structure. I'll leave it at that.

Call it What You Will

Since ZBB for was playing that night @ the O2, I figured I'd snap a couple of the iconic structure. Creative lil structure. I'll leave it at that.

Walk the line(s) I love this picture with all the dividing lines and textures. From water to vegetation to cement, even walking to biking, this picture possesses a crazy progression of sorts on many different levels.

Walk the line(s)

I love this picture with all the dividing lines and textures. From water to vegetation to cement, even walking to biking, this picture possesses a crazy progression of sorts on many different levels.

A Selfie Together Let's see: an awesome wooden texture, amazing light, people interacting naturally (and quite narcissistically) and of course, me being a sucker for a silhouette? This picture makes the cut.

A Selfie Together

Let's see: an awesome wooden texture, amazing light, people interacting naturally (and quite narcissistically) and of course, me being a sucker for a silhouette? This picture makes the cut.

A Silhouette's Status Update  Again, the textures of the cement and the framing of the worker inside the white splotch makes this picture my favorite out of the bunch.   Did I mention Silhouette?

A Silhouette's Status Update 

Again, the textures of the cement and the framing of the worker inside the white splotch makes this picture my favorite out of the bunch.

 

Did I mention Silhouette?

Cementing His Legacy Every blog needs at least one super cheesy picture headline. 

Cementing His Legacy

Every blog needs at least one super cheesy picture headline. 

Running with the big kids Don't worry, his parents where just out of frame to the left. Besides, what makes a picture better than a lost child? I'm kidding!

Running with the big kids

Don't worry, his parents where just out of frame to the left. Besides, what makes a picture better than a lost child?

I'm kidding!

Now here's where it got a little interesting. After walking a block or so on the other side of the river, I happened to walk upon a convention. Not any convention mind you, but London's own ComicCon. 

Being from Atlanta, I knew this meant street photography gold. Here's my first sighting where I knew something was up.

Wizards wear sneakers too My spider sense tingled as I approached what would be London's ComicCon.

Wizards wear sneakers too

My spider sense tingled as I approached what would be London's ComicCon.

Imaginary Child Hostage I was amazed to find out people would listen to everything you say and pose since I had a camera. Amazing!

Imaginary Child Hostage

I was amazed to find out people would listen to everything you say and pose since I had a camera. Amazing!

Okra Lady I said, "Hey, will you walk with me, sit on that bench and act like your waiting for another superhero?" Thanks! (I honestly have no idea who this is supposed to be. Any suggestions?)

Okra Lady

I said, "Hey, will you walk with me, sit on that bench and act like your waiting for another superhero?"

Thanks!

(I honestly have no idea who this is supposed to be. Any suggestions?)

Out of his League I swear I'm not a hater.

Out of his League

I swear I'm not a hater.

The Perverted Statute Other than this statue and the pretty girl, I really don't like this picture. 

The Perverted Statute

Other than this statue and the pretty girl, I really don't like this picture. 

Epic Battle Scene in the Mall Foyer. They were talking when I approached them, they looked at me and said, "Would you like us to pose like we're fighting."   Umm, yes please!  

Epic Battle Scene in the Mall Foyer.

They were talking when I approached them, they looked at me and said, "Would you like us to pose like we're fighting."

 

Umm, yes please!

 

After 30 minutes in my unsuspected photographer's playground, it was time to get to work and head over to the o2 and shoot the press conference, M&G, and show that night for Zac Brown Band.

ZBB live @ o2 When on tour with a band, you try to mix things up every night, but this over-the-shoulder Chris Fryar shot is one I made sure to get every night. 

ZBB live @ o2

When on tour with a band, you try to mix things up every night, but this over-the-shoulder Chris Fryar shot is one I made sure to get every night.