Whether close to home or travelling further afield, one of my favourite subjects for photography is always the people I see. I recognise that some have concerns about candid street photography, and I understand those. But to me these photos of people living out their daily lives tell you so much about a place. On city streets or elsewhere, it’s the people that bring a place to life.
For Tina’s Lens Artists challenge this week I am posting a series of galleries, each on a different theme and with a selection of my favourite images taken in the past year. Some have featured in previous posts, many have not.
My chosen themes reflect some of my favourite subjects for photography:
Many of my favourite people photos this year were taken on the streets of Paris when we enjoyed a short break there to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. Others are from our other trip abroad, a weekend in Seville, and of course from London and elsewhere in the UK.
The featured image was taken in September, in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont in Paris. The remaining images, below, are all in chronological order. Most were taken in the second half of the year, when restrictions were fewer and we were able to get out and about, and to travel. Oh, and more other people were out and about too!
Barbecue boat in London’s Docklands, June 2021
In London’s Soho on a quiet Sunday morning, July 2021
Dancing by the Seine, Paris, September 2021
On the Pont Marie by the Ile Saint Louis, Paris, September 2021
In Montmartre, Paris, September 2021
Le Consulat, Montmartre, Paris, September 2021
Street musician in Belleville, Paris, September 2021
By the Seine in Paris, September 2021
In the pit village at Beamish Living History museum in north east England, September 2021
In Brighton, England, October 2021
On the seafront in Brighton, England, October 2021
On Brighton Beach, southern England, October 2021
Walkers on the Cobb at Lyme Regis, Dorset, England, October 2021
In the Playa America, Seville, November 2021
At a café in Triana, Seville, November 2021
Christening guests in Triana, Seville, November 2021
Watch out for my next set of favourites, focusing on details, in a few days’ time!