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The following set of photographs came after three days of walking around central London.

I took a new camera, the Nikon D750,  which served as an incentive for making the trip where the primary goal was attending the opening of a photography exhibition showcasing the work of Lee Jeffries, who I had followed for years.

Lee makes intimate portraits of people on the fringes of society. Among the many street portraits I made in London, which includes a full set of my friend Teni, I was able to make one of Lee before the event started. It may surprise you to hear he uses a 24mm prime lens for his images which is not a typical portrait lens. He uses this because of the sharpness the close distance you can get to a subject’s face.

I’ve since added a 24mm 1.8 prime lens to my collection, not just because of the detail evidenced on Lee’s portraits, but for the pleasing focal range that I prefer over the more popular 35mm, for now at least. Expect some leading line action in upcoming posts or your money back.

For the sake of flow I won’t write anything about the individual portraits here, but I might talk about some of the interactions on Facebook later in the week. If you are one of the subjects reading this now, thank you for your time and patience, hopefully you like the results. 

Enjoy 72 hours in the capital.

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You can see the photography of Lee Jeffries on 500px, Flickr, Facebook and Instagram

Regular updates for The Secret Map can found on Facebook, Instagram and occasionally 500px

5 thoughts on “72 Hours in the Capital

  1. I just got a Sapporo. Excellent shots, some real interesting characters you came across. My favorite is the man in the dark green coat close to the bottom, and the man in the tan overcoat and hat a few up. Great collection!

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    • You never ‘just’ get Sapporo – tis the drink of kings my good fellow! Well, better than Cass and Hite. I see you like the trenchcoats, there are some very well-dressed people in London who made me feel like the underdressed country bumpkin that I am 🙂

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