Thursday, 3 December 2009
Okay, okay. I do realise that this is probably the most cliched, overused title in the history of photos or films set in London, but that's the beauty of it. Also, I am a genuine Clash fan and love the album 'London Calling' itself.
But while we're on the subject of that, is it just me or does nearly every non UK film that makes reference to this capital city feel an incessant need to feature the same song as my title?
So no surprises for guessing what the location of this shoot is!
When we were in London for a brief visit a while back, my dad decided to pull out the camera at every opportune moment, including on the tube and in various very busy streets.
As you can tell, my dad's a bit obssessed with taking photos in black and white at the moment- which makes great shots but isn't so good for showing off outfits. So I've included a colour one at the end to demonstrate what it actually looked like.
The blue minidress is a vintage handmade one from the sixties I found on ebay- I just love the detail around the neckline. The crocheted cream vintage cardigan was given to me by my grandma, with the label detailing that it was hand made in Shanghai. The grey blazer is Jaeger, seen in a previous post... The leather belt was found for 30p in a charity shop and the boots are my mum's. The green twiggy bag is from good old Marks and Spencers and the book is my modeling portfolio.
Regents Park is somewhere that I suggest everyone puts on one of those list of 'ten places to visit before you die'. Even thought this list concept makes me feel a bit queasy, in this instance it deserves its place! I'd love to do a full moon illuminated shoot there one night- preferably with me behind the camera.
So tell me what you think. What are your favourite/ most picturesque parts of London or any other major worldwide city?