With it being a public bank holiday weekend, here in the UK, I got the opportunity to go out in central London and spend a few hours taking some candid and documentary street photography for myself. As anyone who reads me regularly, they will know that my personal street photography is very much the creative juice that fuels me as a wedding photographer. Given my candid and non-traditional approach to wedding photography, shooting personal candid work out on the streets of London ensures I can keep my reflexes sharp and keen when I don’t have a wedding to shoot.
My street photography is very much influenced by the likes of Garry Winogrand, Elliott Erwitt, Richard Kalvar and Tony Ray-Jones. I love looking for humour or the surreal in everyday street scenes. If I get both in the one shot, even better! And that’s the challenge of street photography, looking for the unusual in the usual and trying to elevate it into something special with the frame. My street photography is about inducing a wry smile or raising more questions than answers. Life is serious enough as it is, so if my work amuses and bemuses then that’s all I ask.
So all the street photos included here were shot over the last couple of days and represent my favourite ones taken. You can see more of my persona street photography at my London Street Photography by Darren Lehane website.
If you enjoy my candid street photography approach and how I apply it to my wedding photography, then I’d love to chat with you about your wedding plans. You can call me on 07920 422144 or send me a message via my contact page. I’ll be delighted to hear from you.
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