London 365

Originally from a small town in the north-east of England and based in London for the past nine years, the amateur photographer Stephen Flounders decided to capture the streets approximately one year ago as a way of unchaining himself from the desk and escaping the daily grind of the 9 to 5. The world’s greatest city (arguably) affords him plenty of opportunities. He loves the architecture of London – both old and new – its feel and vibe. Its residents. Street photography comes naturally to Stephen as he is a curious people watcher – people’s behaviour fascinates him. The biggest challenge is often capturing more minimal scenes as that is his preferred style. Anybody who knows London will appreciate that minimalism isn’t always easy to capture!

Stephen appreciates the diverse nature of the people in London, whether natives or tourists. He thinks London is a fairly laid back city and people are used to seeing others pointing a camera or a cell phone at a landmark or a scene, so as a street photographer it is relatively easy to blend in. And that aside, people generally don’t mind having their photograph taken. The role of a photographer, or at least a street photographer, thinks Stephen, is to chronicle moments in time that will never be repeated.  That, according to him, makes a good street photograph a timeless document of life. For although the backdrops may be the same, the scene captured will never be exactly reproduced in the way that it has played out. Stephen currently blogs at www.stephenjonathanphotography.wordpress.com. Take a look at some of his shots:

 

Parallel Universe by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
Parallel Universe by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see
Art is Not What You See, but What You Make Others See by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Slave to the City by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
Slave to the City by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

It’s the Simple Things that Matter the Most by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
It’s the Simple Things that Matter the Most by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Crossing the Line by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

I Could Be, I Would Be, I Should Be. But How? by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

You Never Know How Strong You Are, Until being Strong is Your Only Choice by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Shot on the Barbican Estate by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
Shot on the Barbican Estate by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

The London Look by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
The London Look by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Black Lives Matter by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
Black Lives Matter by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Faded Dreams #3 by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
Faded Dreams #3 by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

I Feel like We are the Only Ones Alive by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Lay low, let the good things come
Lay Low, Let the Good Things Come by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

When a Man is Tired of London, He is Tired of Life by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
When a Man is Tired of London, He is Tired of Life by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Please Mind the Gap between Your Life and your Dreams by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
Please Mind the Gap between Your Life and your Dreams by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Trend by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
Trend by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Neon Wilderness by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.
Neon Wilderness by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Waiting for a Woman Where She Left You in an Empty State of Mind. Waiting Not for Her but for Relief from Passing Time by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Sun’s Out, Guns Out by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Shot on Euston Road by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

I Stand Accused, Just like You, for being Born without a Silver Spoon by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Reading gives us a place to go when we have to stay where we are
Reading gives Us a Place to Go When We have to Stay Where We Are by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

Come on baby, we’re a little stronger. I know we can survive
Come on Baby, We’re a Little Stronger. I know We Can Survive by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

There is nowhere else like London. Nothing at all, anywhere
There is Nowhere Else Like London. Nothing at All, Anywhere by Stephen Flounders. Used with permission.

 

 


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9 thoughts on “London 365

    1. Hi Barb, glad you like some of the images. I agree that some of the captions are a bit long. All part of the learning process for me, rather than the captions being the image title I was using them to represent how I felt about the image based on a particular song or quote I liked. But as my 365 project has developed, so too has my style and how I think about my photos.

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      1. We’re all on learning curves. It’s a very rare artist that can get the balance between words & images right. Maybe I’m oversensitive to the balance as I see so many poorly designed book covers. You need more than knowing your way round photoshop to do it well. Good luck with your future projects

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      2. Tom Ravenscroft is a big fan of God Speed! and I’ve been very impressed by the little I’ve heard of them. They seem to be rare in genuinely playing with different genres or maybe just ignoring them and getting on with their art. They look/sound very promising. Art rock has been out of fashion for a long time – links with prog bring up the posh boy image that the punks rejected so loudly. I think music is becoming incredibly uniform again, so we are seeing a return to roots, folk, country and experimentation. No bad thing. I like their playing with words.

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      3. Just read their name is from misheard something. One of my favourite bands at the moment is Let’s eat Grandma, based on messing with grammar. they are too young to be so brilliant. And spooky.

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