Recently I finally devoted my Saturday morning to photography and I’m really enjoying this beautiful routine. Waking up at 5 am is difficult sometimes, but as soon as you are on the road, walking up and down looking for things to frame, you will forget that you been up since early hours. The weather isn’t always nice, sometimes is sunny, sometimes is cloudy and sometimes is even worse or useless but at the end who cares. You plan a route and then you have to change it at the last moment just before you get on the train. But that’s fun, is healthy, is creative and what’s cool is learning to get the best from every situation. I have several projects in my mind that I would like to develop in the near future, but at the moment I’m enjoying a bit of street photography. Shooting with the iPhone is different from a DSLR because you have to think in a different way to achieve the same result you had in your head. Is challenging but it also rewarding. Once I read an interview of the great Stephen Shore and he said that his smartphone is the best camera because its fit in his pocket and then is the best camera. I can’t agree any less with him. My iPhone is always with me, my moment lens in my bag and the rest well it’s in my head and all around me. I hope you’ll enjoy the following photos from a Saturday morning in central London.
If you are like me, loving wake up in the morning when the sun is rising and get out of the bed to spend an early walk through the city you will appreciate these photos I took last week in Clapham. I always blame myself for setting the alarm too early. The first eye open and the other is thinking about it. You realise it should be time to move on, one leg after the other but they move slowly just because I’m still not entirely convinced if should I wake up and go out.
But then when I’m out there a really nice walk through the fresh air of the morning, the early touch of the sunlight on your face that is still sleepy, change everything somehow. Shoot after shoot your senses come to life, your attention to details focused and then you start to enjoy the day and the empty streets, that slowly are getting busier. Earlier commuters going to work, trucks delivering foods and whatever shops need for the day ahead. Life is rising.
Clapham is a wonderful area of London, just south of the river and you can’t love it. It’s full of gorgeous shops, coffee bars etc.
Let have a look at some photos I took back last week and I hope you’ll enjoy them.
P.S. I’m still working on my writing, grammar and English but I hope that these posts are starting to make sense to you.