Chance encounter in London – Halloween street portrait • Rencontre improbable à Londres

November 01, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

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Being in a cosmopolitan city like London around Halloween is fun, and street portrait opportunities are rife.

The Leake street tunnel under Waterloo station is a great place to see continually renewed street art (mostly elaborate tags), but also to find some colorful characters. Halloween added that extra little spice to the already edgy location and crowd.
Fortunately, this guy was considerably friendlier than he looked. Still, I was glad I met him in a well-lit place – and not just to be able to make a nice portrait…

Chance encounter in London  •  Rencontre improbable à LondresChance encounter in London • Rencontre improbable à Londres

Etre dans une ville aussi cosmopolite que Londres pour Halloween est amusant, et les opportunités de portraits de rue abondent.

Le tunnel de Leake street, sous la gare de Waterloo, est un excellent endroit pour voir du street art continuellement renouvelé (surtout des tags assez élaborés), mais aussi pour rencontrer des personnages hauts en couleurs – quelquefois littéralement.
Halloween a poussé un peu plus loin le caractère alternatif du lieu, et de ses occupants.
Heureusement pour moi, cet homme était bien plus sympa qu’il n’en a l’air. Quand bien même, j’étais content de l’avoir rencontré dans un lieu plutôt bien éclairé – et pas seulement parceque cela m’a permis de faire un portrait plutôt cool…

 

While I was there, I also took advantage of the cool location to take a quick snap of Eva... (The more technically minded among you will notice the difference in treatment of the 2 portraits, leading to a radically different mood)

Tant que j’y étais, j’en ai profité pour faire un petit portrait improvisé d’Eva... (Ceux d'entre vous intéressés par la technique remarqueront sans doute la différence de traitement entre les deux portraits, aboutissant à deux ambiances radicalement différentes)

Eva in Urban London...Eva in Urban London...Leake street tunnel, London

I also met a few other interesting people, creating art, in live form...

J’ai aussi rencontré d’autres personnes en pleine création artistique, sous forme “vivante”…

London - Leake street tunnelLondon - Leake street tunnel

... or on the walls.
... ou murale.

London - Leake street tunnelLondon - Leake street tunnel London - Leake street tunnelLondon - Leake street tunnel London - Leake street tunnelLondon - Leake street tunnel And it looks like free expression has no minimum age!
Et il semblerait que la libre expression n’a pas d’âge minimum ! London - Leake street tunnelLondon - Leake street tunnel

 

More to come, stay tuned! / A suivre !


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