Following my last post on a single event, this post is just a quick round up of the last week.
If we ignore my chasing the weather earlier in the week, started on Wednesday with a client meeting before meeting my brother for lunch at Trafalgar Square. As we were about to meet up he phoned me to ask where I was, “call yourself a photographer – you should be off covering this student demo in Whitehall”. So I left him and headed to Whitehall for about 45 minutes just to get a taste. At this stage the demo was peaceful and jovial with many off for a day out and smiling for the camera. I did not go down to Millbank where it was so obviously hijacked and turned violent.
After lunch it was off to The Roundhouse to cover arrivals to “The Marshall Classic Rock Roll of Honour Awards”
Thursday the weather worsened and I headed off to Brighton to get some “weather” images before photographing veterans at an “unofficial” remembrance service. Weather images are so hard to capture.. ideally very strong winds along with a blue sky are needed for something that would be published. Unfortunately in Brighton all we had was strong winds, driving rain and a horrible grey overcast sky. The only image I can away with is this…
I spotted this group making their way onto this pier and so I run across the pebbles, trying to shield my camera from the wind and the rain as I swapped to my longer lens. It’s an ok shot but not up to many of the shots that I saw from elsewhere in the UK. I was disappointed to hear later in the day that a kite-surfer had jumped Brighton Pier in all that wind… (see here).. only disappointed as I missed it and that was one image that would have been published. First rule of photography, to get an image to have to be there…
Luckily the weather was a little calmer in Sunday for the official remembrance parade.
I ended the week with some music; Gorillaz at the O2. It’s been a while since I had shot some live music and as it was near the beginning of their world tour and I have not shot them before….