All of my shots would be taken with my 18-250 lens set at 80mm. I wanted to experience the difference of 80mm over a 50mm prime lens. The shots were tight and required a lot more positional play on my part in order to achieve a good composition. I am toying with the idea of a new 85mm Len and can't make up my mind. I thought this would be a good way to see if it could work. It was a fun experience overalland I enjoyed the street walk through Camden as my target subject.
It all began with this shot.
These guys were cool... The young man second from left saw me standing on the opposite side of the road and crossed over to talk to me. I kid you not, he recognised me from my Penn & Teller Performance on ITV. I joined him and his friends for a little conversation, showed them a card trick and asked for a photograph of them - great shot I think. A big thank you to them all for their lively energy and friendliness.
I find it interesting that young people today get a bad rap when you have young men like this who I found engaging with a fun spirit supporting each other with their private enterprise selling their own CD's. I wish them well and all the luck in the world. A similar story with this next shot.
These youngsters seemed South American to me and yet, through the power of magic and conversation I got this shot. The young boy in blue filmed one of my tricks on his phone and created his own street party - see below.
Camden in Black and White - Slide Show
If you like Jerk chicken, then you will have to check out "The Jerk Station" on the over side of Camden Lock Bridge. A really friendly guy and his assistant cook up a feast live a direct for your pallet. A big thank you this kind gentle man for allowing me to shoot his photograph and use it here on this site.
Do visit his stall because the food is great.
Jerk Station - Camden Lock Bridge Market
I was caught out by the sign above which read, "Diligence, Excellence & Intnegrity". Struck up a lovely conversation with this very kind couple. There well selling a variety of delicious snacks. You will not go hungry at Camden Lock or bored, the people I met today were very open for conversation and had a generosity of spirit. I hope these images bring some good fortune to all the kind people I met today.
To conclude my report on Camden, I saw these two men who work for The British Red Cross. I approached them and acknowledge them both for the hard work they do. My mother and I contribute to The British Red Crossand it was great meeting these two men and I thanked them both for their kindness in allowing me to take their photograph as part of my ongoing project to capture our humanity in the moment, until next time.