I spent more time south of the Thames than I ever previously have. Away from the high-class profiles, business suits, and banking dominated square mile, London comes to life with its deep ethnic roots, color, and visual stimulation.
I met up with local photographer James Oliver Connolly, who treated me to a side of London that resonates with street art and culture. James is an astounding photographer. If you need a UK based photographer - he's your guy! He owns and operates James Oliver Connolly Photography (find his Facebook page here). He also collaborates with another photographer and specializes in weddings at Lucky Love London (you can find their Facebook page here).
James and I set out to meet up at Waterloo station. While I was there, I papped these lovelies!
Big, Big World(C) Rachel St. Photography Where Do We Go From Here?(C) Rachel St. Photography
James showed me Leake St. Tunnel - former home to an original Banksy piece ... (that is always subject to change as the elusive Banksy could easily visit again to leave his mark). As a lover of street photography and street art in general, I instantly fell in love.
Anti-Art(C)Rachel St Photography 4096593151
Leake St. (C) Rachel St. Photography
There is a tiny coffee shop inside the tunnel, tucked away into the walls as well. I believe they also host art exhibits, so if you're ever in the area, be sure to check it out! In addition to the artists above, we stumbled across graffiti artist Chris Gharibi and his companion creating a new and vibrant piece.
Gharibi-fitti(C) Rachel St. Photography (C) Rachel St. Photography Gharibi-fitti 2(C) Rachel St. Photography Gharibi-fitti 3(C) Rachel St. Photography
James and I then went a-wanderin' and made our way to South Bank Centre to catch a street performer and chat with some other photographers. It was a delightful afternoon with glorious visual stimulation.
Eye Love London(C) Rachel St. Photography Biggest Ben(C) Rachel St. Photography
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