My blog has been quiet for a while, much longer than I had anticipated. Rebecca and I are just back from a six week trip through Europe and Scandinavia, from the end of August until the beginning of October. We started in Ireland and then went to Germany, Norway, the UK and Greece. I am really looking forward to finally being able to share my images from this trip.
In September we went to London for LNDNWLK 2.0, a London-based photo walk and social gathering, which Rebecca and I organize and host together with Mathieu and Heather from MirrorLessons. The first LNDNWLK was a small get-together with a total of 18 photographers and for the second edition we had more than 35 people signing up from 11 different countries.
The day started with teaching a free film photography workshop, kindly sponsored by Kodak and Richard Photo Lab. After a short lunch break we were invited by Stephen Bartels Gallery for a private gallery viewing, followed by a great photo walk through the city of London and a wonderful dinner.
I am still excited thinking about this day, which was certainly one of the highlights of our trip. I think what I liked about it most was that I felt so many people I’ve networked with online before became friends. The atmosphere of the whole day was very helpful, positive and encouraging – something you don’t find around every corner in the photography world.
I would like to express my gratitude towards everyone attending and making this such a special day, for taking the time and effort to travel to London to attend the walk and also to the companies involved supporting a community event that has no commercial purpose but to share the love of photography across brands and platforms.
I shot a mix of B&W and color on our last trip to London and decided to only shoot B&W this time. I found it very challenging to socialize and shoot at the same time, but after all LNDNWLK is about people.
All images were shot with the Leica M2 and the Nokton 50mm 1.5 ASPH VM on Kodak Tri-X 400. All images scanned and processed by Richard Photo Lab in California: