Post Lockdown Challenge London Chinatown Street Photography POV
18th June 2020

First day of shops reopening in the UK and I immediately went out for a post-lockdown Street Photo challenge in Chinatown.And you can watch it unfold on my YouTube channel! :) Filming and editing for YouTube is so much fun I really feel silly for having procrastinated for so long. I always found plenty of excuses that in the end don’t matter at all. Yes, I’m nervous being on the other side...

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Coronavirus Covid London lockdown: Trafalgar Square
1st April 2020

Today, the London lockdown is still not as strict as in other cities around the world, but it is a lockdown nonetheless. The measures to fight coronavirus have imposed restrictions on travel, both internally and between countries. And therefore, many places now look like scenes from an apocalyptic Hollywood film. Particularly in those areas where flocks of tourists usually cram every empty corner, the view is very much on the eerie side....

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Story Behind The Shot #3
15th March 2020

Some of my friends joke that I never sleep. That’s because they see me publishing photos taken any time of the day. As a landscape photographer, I often shoot during the Blue Hour or the Golden Hour, when the light is absolutely amazing. With my recent interest in street photography, I now shoot a lot during the harsh light of the day as well. Or at night, playing with artificial light. And...

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Story Behind the Shot - A break in the storm
16th February 2020

The photo I’m presenting today, shot during storm Ciara, is the one that made me think about starting this Story Behind The Shot series.The story is not dissimilar to the one I narrated in a previous post. But it didn’t occur to me back then to make it into regular episodes. Starting today, this will also be a topic of my newsletter (to which you should absolutely subscribe here). Here is the...

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London New Year fireworks
1st January 2020

Last night was the first time I went out to photograph London’s New Year fireworks. In previous years, either I was not even in London, or I decided to enjoy a better view and not wait in the cold from the comfort of my sofa. But not last night. I teamed up with my friend Martyn to scout a place South of London. The main idea was to find an elevated viewpoint...

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Smithfield Christmas Auction
24th December 2019

Early this morning, like every year, the Smithfield Christmas auction takes place outside Hart’s Of Smithfield in London’s meat market. ⚠︎ Please read carefully before proceeding! The Christmas auction was a butcher shop sale. If you’re vegetarian/vegan or get offended or upset by the view of raw meat, I heartily recommend you go back to the home page and read a different article. I would never want to trouble you and trust...

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street photography workshop in London
1st October 2019

Together with John Hughes, I will be hosting a street photography workshop in London on the 23rd of November. John and I have become friends through photography. We have met several times for photo walks in London and also went shooting together a few times. John is a well-known talented street photographer. I learned a lot from hanging out with him and all the people he’s connected me with. He already hosts...

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Giant rainbow flag carried by parade participants at London Pride
7th July 2019

Like I try to do almost every year, I attended the London Pride again in 2019. It’s always a colourful parade and a full day of joy, fun, quirkiness, and love. And in these past 2 years, I also went with the clear intention to shoot some good portraits. For somebody as shy as me, the London Pride is always a great chance to do so, because people expect to be photographed....

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warm sunset over West London
21st June 2019

I often get my best results when I follow my gut feelings rather than plan for something. This story is a good testament to that. Since I returned from beautiful Georgia (more on that in a future post), the weather in London has been pretty grim and depressing. It rained almost every day, and it was generally cold and grey most of the time. This day was no exception. And frankly, there...

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panorama of London surrounded by fog
24th February 2019

We just had 3 days in a row of morning fog here in London. It was all over Instagram as people were excited and filled their stories and feeds with London fog photos (#londonfog). Of course, I published a couple of stories myself on my IG (@fabienb). But I haven’t posted on my feed because most shots I took were wide landscape shots, and these look tiny in the app. Instead, I’m...

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The Gatwick Fiasco
22nd December 2018

The Gatwick Fiasco. Or how the second largest and busiest airport in the UK couldn’t handle a drone alert and ruined the Christmas plans of 150.000 people. Including me. I’m sure you all heard what happened a few days ago. Alerts of drones flying near the airport runway caused a shutdown of all operations. Every flight on Wednesday got cancelled. Then, on Thursday, it happened again when I arrived at the airport....

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