Hello and welcome to Day Tripper #3! My map from yesterday is now off living it’s own journey in London, more specifically in Spitalfields Market and Brick Lane. Both pretty cool, popular places that I have been to many times, though not as an observer but part of the crowd.
What’s Day Tripper I hear you cry? Check out this post.
These are my favourite photos taken on my film camera Olympus Trip 35.
If you want to play a game, count how many people are looking at me. I have the number at the bottom of the page.
Sidenote: Just something that inspired me the day before I took these photos. I watched the documentary Smash His Camera, about Ron Galella’s work and the paparazzi. Now my opinion on the paparazzi is pretty neutral, celebrity couture doesn’t interest me, but there is an underlining feeling that it is probably morally wrong. That being said some of his photos are beautiful, and he said something that really stuck with me. Which is also probably morally wrong, but whatever. It was along the lines of that you have to keep shooting away, and the person, or their agents will say ‘no photos’, and so you stop, but because you were prepared and snapping away, you already have the photo before they said no. Really inspired me for street photography, and gave me great confidence to just do it. All of us are guilty of taking forever to frame something before pressing the button, and then taking a few photos of the same thing just to make sure we have it (usually with digital cameras/phones), but by then the moment has gone. Some market stools don’t like photos to be taken of their stuff, not sure why, and some said no, but I had already taken the photo. Like a ninja!
Where I left my treasure.
Over and out, Emily x
Out of focus extras
7 people were looking at me. Some you can’t tell as well, they may have just been looking in my direction, but some are so obvious once you zoom in. A little bit creepy, but I obviously asked for it.
Side note: Day Tripper – absolutely nothing to do with the meaning of the song. I just love The Beatles, like a lot.