Walking the Thames

The Thames is one of the most famous rivers in the world at cuts through the centre of London. On a recent day off I decided to walk from St.Paul’s Cathedral, north of the river, along and over to the Tate modern and the London eye taking snaps along the way. Instagram @madisonbeachphotos

Shooting portraits on film

After visiting the brilliant BP Portrait Prize at the national portrait gallery (go see it- it’s free!) I was inspired to shoot more street portraits. Here are the images I have shot of my friends and the people of London. As always you can find me on Instagram @madisonbeachphotos and over on my website. And…

Capturing Camden

One of my favourite places to photograph in London is Camden market. Growing up on the southern coast of England me and my school friends often jumped on a train up to London and tried to bag a deal at Camden market. The area has changed a lot in the last few years and has…

Playing to the Gallery

My latest project is a little different to my normal street photography/ documentary style photography but I really enjoyed putting it together and shooting it. Each image represents an idiom. So here it goes, my latest project ‘Playing to the Gallery’.. Here are the images with the idioms in their captions.. Let me know what…

Through the photographers lens

A lot of people have asked me what it’s like photographing on the streets of London. So rather than trying to describe it I thought I would show what it’s like. I have created an experimental point-of-view video capturing what it’s like to photograph such a busy city.   Let me know what you think…

Capturing Shoreditch’s Nightlife

A bonus of me working night shifts is seeing London in a totally different light. Wether on the bus or walking home with work mates I have started to document what I see. I have really enjoyed capturing these images, think it might be the start of a new project… And don’t forget for a…

How to use the background in Street Photography

I have recently been posting a lot of street photography to this blog and social media. It used to be a personal passion but since posting it to my blog I have received some great feedback and lots of brilliant questions.  Many of the questions centre around how to improve when it comes to street…

Shooting Tennis on Film

Recently I was very lucky to attend the Eastbourne tennis finals. Amongst other top athletes I got to see Novak Djokovic and Caroline Wozniacki play. I love sport and have always captured the moments digitally but I wanted to push myself and aimed to photograph the day on film. My camera of choice was my…

Shooting Street Photography in London

London is one of my favourite cities in the world for street photography. It’s buzzing with people everyday-night and day.  Here are some street snaps from the past week in the best people watching (capturing) locations. These photographs include tourists, DIY instruments and of course, hiding from the British rain. And don’t forget for a…

Visiting the Saatchi Gallery

Living in London I am often spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a gallery for a weekend visit. A couple of weekends ago me and school friend/ japan travel buddy Juna headed to the Saatchi gallery to check out the Selfie exhibition. Having never taken a selfie myself I was skeptical of a…

Snapshots of London

35mm shots of the world around me including my friends dancing better than me. Captured on a Pentax Espio with Agfa film.  

Ones to watch:Part II

This afternoon I visited another strong week of photography at Free Range in Shoreditch, East London. The work on show from the Graduates featured strong portraits, experimental installations and some brilliant DIY photo books. Here are my favourites from week 2.. Free Range is a great opportunity for U.K. photography and design graduates. It’s on…