Night life – Soho windows
At this time of the year, with the nights drawing in, much of my street photography has to be done in the dark, out of necessity, as it is getting dark when I leave work. Thankfully, I love bright city lights and in particular the lit-up shop fronts. None are better for photography than cafes, bars, hairdressers – where there is a lot of activity going on. You can see what is going on indoors far better when it is lit up and you are standing with your camera in the dark. And the lighting can give a magic to an otherwise unprepossessing shop front.
The first shot was taken in China Town, on Gerrard Street.
The shot below was taken on Old Compton Street. I thought the table and chairs outside looked a little forlorn in the dark.
And no set of photos of Soho at night would be complete without that Soho institution – Bar Italia