On a slightly rainy evening in the middle of February, a number of the Ealing LIP braved the weather to practice their night photography in the City of London. The walk looked to cover a wide variety of different cityscapes ranging from the historic, labyrinthine back alleys off Fleet Street to the modern chrome and glass offices of the multitude of banks and law firms.
The weather was challenging but the mood atmospheric and Dan provided some background history on some of the sights, including one of the oldest hospitals in the world, the primary execution sight in London and the origins of the phrase “laughing one’s head off”. We were also lucky to combine the walk with the City Lights expedition, a collection of temporary art installations set up across the Square Mile that focused on light. These were well visited by the general public and gave the distinct impression that the City was coming back to life after the pandemic.
[Office buildings by Jonny Baker]
[A night bus by Sean McDonnell]
[City Lights by Richard Baker]
[We’re back baby by Frankie McAllister]
[City Lights by Rui Gouveia]
A great evening exploring an area with some fantastic pictures to show for the March meeting topic of night photography.
Written by Dan Dodman