This is not quite a candid as it seems to be. I’m always cautious when photographing artists as a lot can be very touchy about people “reproducing” their work. Because of this I asked permission to take this gentleman’s photograph and he was more than happy to oblige, which meant I could take my time and get a shot I’m happy with.
I know many people will say “he was in a public place, you were legally allowed to photograph him and didn’t need to ask” but as true as that is, it doesn’t stop it being anti-social. I’ll never take a shot of someone who has made it clear they don’t want me to.
This is also a very good example of the dynamic range in the highlights of film. I like the way the light-bulbs have flared elegantly rather than blowing out like they would on digital.
I’ve not had time to scan them all but a very productive weekend has led to two rolls of film shot and developed and another one waiting to develop as soon as these are scanned. The first set of shots (of which this is one) will focus on the people that caught my eye during a recent stroll around Borough Market; a nice mix of tourists, locals and stall-holders such as this guy.