I shoot an Annual Report most years for Shaftesbury Group PLC. Shaftesbury own a huge property portfolio around London's West End. I shoot the areas they own, under a different theme each year. It can be challenging to shoot the same streets for 8 years and still find something new, but I do LOVE street Photography, so its never too much a chore!
One of the areas I have to cover is London's China Town. Always buzzing, colourful and with many vibrant characters. From locals to tourists, there is always something going on .... This day was no exception, as I came across a huge impromptu street party in Gerrard street?
It was the Hare Krishna's! I've seen them many times on the London Streets, and it never fails to make me smile. The thing I love about them is ... they just really do know how to PARTY!
Their energy is contagious and it never takes long for some crowd participation .... this time the whole of Gerrard street were going for it!... so into the mix I go, hauling my bloody heavy camera often above my head to try to show the sea of faces. These moments really are just a photographers dream. This is also what makes London great. Many cultures, religions and races.... all side by side having a great time! If only life were not like this in all aspects.... we can all live in hope!