I love photo essays. For me, wedding photography allows me to do just that; photojournalism if you like.
It’s rare i have enough time to do personal photo essays as well, although i manage it from time to time. So when my good friend Aaron Collett asked if i wanted to accompany him to London for some street photography, i leapt at the chance. He was itching to use his new, bright and shiny Fuji X-T1 (gear acquisition syndrome imminent), so it was an excuse for me to travel light too and rock my trusty old Fuji X100.
When helping people to develop their photography skills, i often encourage them to try restricting themselves: use a basic camera or only one prime lens (no zoom). Taking away flexibility means concentrating on what you can shoot right now, creating the best composition you can with what you have and seeking out interesting light. So it was time to practice what i preach with the fixed prime lens of the X100. It was liberating to travel with just one fantastic camera and no bag, no heavy professional DSLR, no heavy back-up professional DSLRs, no heavy professional lenses… you get the idea. People watching and trying to emulate one of my photography heroes, Elliott Erwitt.
Here are a selection of the snaps and a few more are available here.