Bangladesh Travel Diary: Taking Off

Bangladesh Travel Diary: Taking Off As you read this (delay permitting) I should be in the air flying to Bangladesh! I will be living in there for 3 months and using this blog to document my adventures and the people I meet. I will be staying in the capital Dhaka for a week before heading…

Photographing East London Markets

One of the best things about working an evening shift on a sunday, is that on the way to work I can wind through the streets of East London filled with locals grabbing a bargain at the brilliant markets. On sunday I visited two of my favourites; Brick Lane & Columbia Road Flower Market. The…

Before I Leave London..

Before I Leave London I am going to spend all my time photographing the people and sights which make up this crazy city. As this time next week I will be packing up my room here in Shoreditch in preparation for moving to Bangladesh. I can’t wait for my adventures in Bangladesh but until then…

Taking inspiration from Dougie Wallace’s ‘Harrodsburg’

Dougie Wallace is one of the most famous British street photographers. Although more controversial than the likes of someone like Martin Parr his images are raw and capture Britain in an unapologetic manner. Inspired by his latest body of work ‘Harrodsburg’ which takes a look at the surreal subculture and world surrounding Harrods. I headed…

The Barbican in 35mm

The Barbican is one of my all time favourite places. Often devoid of tourists it houses a cinema, brilliant exhibition space and a conservatory- open only on sundays and free to all. The architecture is the main stand out point- brutalism.  Here are shots I captured during our time exploring the Barbican.   As always…

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.  

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..      

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…  

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…