Imagine the stories.
You can see them in the eyes, in the fashion, tattooed on the skin, in posture and body language and personal hygiene. London is home to characters from probably close to every country, every religion, every political background, every racial background, every sexual background, etc. on this planet. There are somewhere around 300 languages spoken here. Some people were born here in Charing Cross Road or Ealing or Tottenham; somewhere around 1/3 of us were born abroad. Some are educated at Oxford or Harvard. Some never went to school at all. Some have jobs that pay millions. Some don’t have jobs at all. Some are spending millions on luxury interior designer to deck out their West London mansions, others are content to find a dry dilapidated cardboard box to spread on the pavement at night and gather enough money for a bit of breakfast.
Of course we all know these things already. It’s undeniable that this incredibly diverse mixture of people who call London home is one of the first cited reasons that people give when asked why it’s so interesting to live here. They are also one of the biggest draws for street photographers.
These 15 powerful photos, recently added to the Flickr pool by some talented photographers, don’t even begin to touch on such a full scope of people, but they say much more than words ever could about this city.
Photo: London by Zbigniew Osiowy
Photo by ML6B
Photo: Wind Blowing Blonde Hair by Snowpine
Photo: Harsh Reality by simon.anderson
Photo: Style by John and Tina Reid
Photo: Portrait of a stylist wearing sunglasses by Snowpine
Photo: Carnaby Street Forever by J.I.R.O.
Photo: A bearded man with his pet by Snowpine
Photo: Happy Canvas by John and Tina Reid
Photo: Untitled by rbreve
Photo: The dangers in admiring your own footwear by Charlie Colmer
Photo: Beauty by Tyla’75
Photo: Living Canvas by John and Tina Reid
Photo: Young lady sitting on a bench, wondering… by Snowpine
Photo: A ginger-haired guy with style by Snowpine
Photo: Time has left marks on my face by Snowpine
“The life of our city is rich in poetic and marvelous subjects. We are enveloped and steeped as though in an atmosphere of the marvelous; but we do not notice it.”
– Charles Baudelaire
Imagine the stories.