I love street photography but not so much that I want to be injured for it and this could have been my last post. The girl is not expressing surprise but fear as she can see the motorbike about to hit me and screams 'watch out' and the motorcyclist's comments as he brushed past are not repeatable. He was doing London taxi's ' The Knowledge' but fortunately he looked up from his map and swerved in time. I was taking Capa's maxim ' if your photos are not good enough then you are not close enough' too literally. Ironic that this paramedic nearly ended up in the back of an ambulance, but she was a little distracting!
Wandering the streets of my city I met Ade and Ben busking in a doorway and they wanted some urban shots for their portfolio. I suggested more action so tried the 'Abbey Road' angle where Ben nearly got hit by a big white limo. We then heard football fans chanting so of course followed and below are the results of this chance encounter.
In spring 2012 Peterborough museum reopens and they have asked me to select my favourite hundred for an exhibition in their new galleries. My dilemma is which one do I submit and why. A title would be appreciated too.
Incorporating Chris's photo of the week
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