I guess it all started with this photograph I took in June 2013.
I found it quite interesting to combine advertisement and especially its fragments with commuting Londoners.
I said to myself "challenge accepted"
Or short phrases that would somehow explain the mood or perhaps complement a particular stranger.
I decided to shoot the whole series on black and white film or when shot on digital convert into BW. I know someone might say London buses are red and it would
look better in colour, but I believe that going colour way would be vulgar and I still believe that black and white is more sexy and gives us an opportunity to see things behind
Most of the time I used my fd 80-200mm/f4 on my AE-1 or 50mm on D7k. It helped me to get better composition so I didn't have to crop parts of the frames.
I wanted the "uniformity" and the long lenses allowed me to keep it. Of course there were shots I didn't plan but even double exposed film can work out quite well
I have to say I'm really happy that most of the people in these photos are candid and they haven't realized I was there. And even if they did, it was too late
There is so much happening on the buses, you wouldn't believe.
..there is a lot of dreamers
..a lot of curiosity
..you never know what does it mean
..to be a girl, but you can always do a bit of excercise
..or just play around
..because you are Londoner
..you blend in
..and "the whole world could just dissolve into a glass of water"
I spent something over a year on this series and most probably I will continue working on it, but I'm quite happy and relieved that I have enough material to share this with you so I can start getting more familiar with 28mm focal distance I barely used before (another challenge accepted!)
Have a great August and I wish you all good light and lots of moments to catch!