Documenting East London: Columbia Road Flower Market

Having recently moved to East London I’ve been wanting to explore the different areas and capture the unique East London atmosphere. Taking place every week, Columbia Road Flower Market is the place to spend your sunday and barter for your flowers. you can find me on Instagram @madisonbeachphotos or over on my website 

Ones To Watch:Part I 

Free Range is a brilliant free event showcasing photography graduates from around the UK. Here I have managed to narrow down all the great work to a few of my favourites. Please check out their websites/show them some love; Free Range is on (At the old Truman brewery, Shoreditch) until mid-July with new graduate work…

Tourists of Buckingham Palace

On my way to meet with friends in Central London I passed Buckingham Palace. I ended up taking photos that i’m really pleased with, I am thinking about starting a series ‘Tourists of Buckingham Palace’ take a look and let me know what you think. Also suggest any other landmarks you would like to see…

Finding time to Photograph

The only way to get better at photography is shooting as much as possible. But this is often easier said than done especially as many people have demanding careers  and family responsibilities. Whether or not your job involves photography making time for personal creating work is incredibly important. Having recently started a new job making…

Learn from the Masters: René Burri

Originally posted on phppi street photography:
I have decided to start a new photography series: “Learn from the Masters”. I would like to introduce you to some of the most iconic photographers, who have shaped modern photojournalism, street photography and photo documentary. I believe that nothing will help you to improve as photographers as learning…

Using a blur in photography

Just because you can’t see the finer details of an image it doesn’t mean it can’t tell a story. Using blur (in-camera or photoshop) can be a great tool to use. You can use blurred images in a range of ways; in a photographic series to create a small break, as a photobook cover so…

Dalston 

Relatively unknown to those who live outside of the U.K the London suburb of Dalston had some great photography links. Self Publish Be Happy are based here along with the well-worth visiting Doomed gallery where I currently have work on show. Dalston is most famous for its market so after visiting Doomed gallery I shot…

Shooting on the Diana F+

I have a love/hate relationship when it comes to Lomography. Sometimes the unpredictable nature of the cameras produce great results, other times the unreliable pieces of kit create images which just remind you how much money you wasted getting the film developed. But today I am loving the Diana F+, a medium-format Lomography camera. A…

People of London

People of London Last night London was the focus of another terrorist attack. Living in London I know the resilience of born and bred Londoners along with people like myself who have moved here from all around the world and call this place home. I took these images yesterday morning on my way to work, they…

Winning the 2017 Analogue Awards

I was very excited to find out this afternoon that I have won the analogue open awards over at the Ginnel photography festival in Suffolk. Readers often ask me whether it’s worth entering photography competitions. (Free) Competitions can be a great thing to aim for and help improve your photography whether you win or not. Always…

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY in the Golden Hour

I recently created a blog post focusing on the 10 photography rules you should know. One of those rules is utilising the golden hour. I took all these shots during a sunny London evening last week between 7-9pm. The photos are in chronological order so you can see how the sun affects the colour palette and contrast of…