The following set of photographs came after three days of walking around central London.
I took a new camera, the Nikon D750, which served as an incentive for making the trip where the primary goal was attending the opening of a photography exhibition showcasing the work of Lee Jeffries, who I had followed for years.
Lee makes intimate portraits of people on the fringes of society. Among the many street portraits I made in London, which includes a full set of my friend Teni, I was able to make one of Lee before the event started. It may surprise you to hear he uses a 24mm prime lens for his images which is not a typical portrait lens. He uses this because of the sharpness the close distance you can get to a subject’s face.
I’ve since added a 24mm 1.8 prime lens to my collection, not just because of the detail evidenced on Lee’s portraits, but for the pleasing focal range that I prefer over the more popular 35mm, for now at least. Expect some leading line action in upcoming posts or your money back.
For the sake of flow I won’t write anything about the individual portraits here, but I might talk about some of the interactions on Facebook later in the week. If you are one of the subjects reading this now, thank you for your time and patience, hopefully you like the results.
Enjoy 72 hours in the capital.