EyeEm LDN Takeover | November 15

If like me you're also posting your work to EyeEm in addition to Instagram and Twitter, you'll be pleased to know the Berlin based start-up will be in London this week to meet the community and host a series of photo walks. 

If you don't already know, EyeEm is a platform and marketplace for photographers to share work and follow other creatives. The iOS app is a joy to use and I've even been able to sell a few of my own pictures through the marketplace.

What I enjoy most about EyeEm however is how involved they are with their community; creating monthly missions (with incredible prizes) to keep people like me shooting every day. 

If you haven't already registered for next week's event, you can do so here. I look forward to meeting fellow photographers and meeting team EyeEm.

Wide Open with the M.Zuiko 7-14mm f2.8 Pro Lens from Olympus

After much procrastination (2 years to be exact) I finally decided to make an investment in an ultra-wide lens for my kit. I'm not much of a wide shooter preferring a 35mm focal length for street shots and other general purpose photography. However as my commercial and events photography business grows, it's tough to capture all the action in an enclosed space with my current set-up.

Enter the M.Zuiko 7-14mm f2.8 Pro lens from Olympus

Enter the M.Zuiko 7-14mm f2.8 Pro lens from Olympus. A fully weather sealed chunk of class wrapped in sleek, black metal. It's heavy for the m4/3 bodies but the results are nothing short of extraordinary and worth the extra weight. It's sharp from edge to edge and maintains an aperture of f2.8 throughout the focal range - perfect for the recent Sofar Sounds gigs I've been shooting.

Here are a few quick street snaps I took immediately after receiving the lens. I'm super excited to experiment more with this crazy range. Watch this space for some ultra, ultra wide shots.

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Back to the Streets

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While most of my paid work is corporate headshots, portraiture or events, there is something about street photography which truly inspires me. Perhaps it's the movement required to create an image, (I often find myself walking miles, from neighbourhood to neighbourhood looking for an opportunity) or maybe it's sense of not being able to recreate or manufacture a moment, being ready to create, capture the light as it is. 

Street photography is a passion and I feel I'm able to bring some of that inspiration and aesthetic to my commercial work also. 

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If you are interested in ordering prints of any of the above photos, or have a commercial opportunity, please get in touch or find me in East London, roaming the street with my camera. :)