Giveaway: Stik Street Art Postcard

I have 10 Photo Larks postcards to give away featuring a piece by street artist Stik in East London. They are black and white and fabulous, something to stick on that bulletin board at work, right?  🙂


Want a reason to get excited for the post for the next few days? All you have to do is leave a link to Little London Observationist on one of your social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, your own blog, etc) and send me your name and address and let me know where you shared the link!

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First 10 to share the link and send their address get the cards. Open worldwide. Have fun!

CONTEST CLOSED! All 10 have been claimed. Stay tuned. There will be another postcard giveaway soon. Feel free to keep promoting the LLO link though! 😉

13 Photographs: Black and White London

Sometimes the simplicity of a black and white photograph gives the subject new life. Stripping away the colour can pull in the imagination that is so quick to fill in a blank. Here’s a few photographs from the Flickr pool of unspectacular subjects in London that look pretty compelling in monochrome.

"It's not forbidden if you don't get caught"Photo: It’s not forbidden if you don’t get caught, Brady Street, Whitechapel by Louis Berk

Dew Drops
Photo: Dew Drops by Karva Javi

No 4 Princelet Street Spitalfields
Photo: Number 4, Princelet Street, Spitalfields by Russell Dixon

Sharp Edges
Photo: Sharp edges in East London by LLO

Poor Lion
Photo: Poor lion by Dave McGowan

Lonely Smoker
Photo: Lonely Smoker by John Kortland

Muggers' Bridge
Photo: Mugger’s Bridge in Brixton by Dave McGowan

Old Greenwich Pier
Photo: Old Greenwich Pier by Russell Dixon

Upper Ground
Photo: Upper Ground by Dave McGowan

Photo: Tribicycle by Bob Maccallum

No Escape
Photo: No escape by Karva Javi

London 2012
Photo: London 2012 by Skire is Cool

No Ball Games
Photo: No ball games allowed in Southfields by LLO

10 London Photographs of Black and White Architecture

It’s all black and white lines, curves and crazy shapes today with a collection of photographs of some of London’s architecture shot in black and white by a few Flickr pool contributors.

i London scenePhoto: i London Scene by Sue Fagg

Photo: Aluminium by The Green Abum

The Death of Admiral Nelson
Photo: The Death of Admiral Nelson by Karva Javi

RB (5)
Photo: RB (5) by Me.Two

Heart of the city
Photo: Heart of the City by The Green Album

Willis Building
Photo: Willis Building by Gary Kinsman

Photo: Assembled by The Green Album

From Greenwich
Photo: From Greenwich by Karva Javi

Hole Punch
Photo: Hole Punch by The Green Album

Shard and a plane
Photo: Shard and a Plane by Gary Kinsman

Have a great week, everyone!

PS. Need new Winter coat… non high-street suggestions?

John Kortland Photography: 32 Londoners in Black and White

I’m always showing you John Kortland‘s colour street portraits, but in fact he has quite the stunning collection of black and whites as well. Londoners look just as fantastic without colour, don’t you think? Here’s a splattering (all photos and captions in this entry are by John Kortland):

A Quick Touch Up [Explored  #440]
A Quick Touch Up

Lonely Planet Guide ?
Lonely Planet Guide

Bruce Wayne ?
Bruce Wayne

Do-It-Yourself Portrait
Do-It-Yourself Portrait

Passing Trade  [Explored  #278]
Passing Trade


Day Dreaming
Day Dreaming

When Will It Stop ?  [Explored   #187]
When Will It Stop?

Chefs Rest
Chef’s Rest

Hand made extra large condoms while you weight
Handmade Extra Large Condoms While You Wait!

Ash Blondes
Ash Blondes

Collision Course   [Explored  #378]
Collision Course

Late Arrival
Late Arrival

Quiet Crossword
Quiet Crossword

To Have And To Have Not
To Have and To Have Not

Serving Porridge
Serving Porridge

City Wall
City Wall

Stood Up
Stood Up

Ladies Who Drink Coffee
Ladies Who Drink Coffee

City Slicker
City Slicker

Just Walk On By
Just Walk On By

Sales Rush
Sales Rush

A Bird In The Hand . . . . .
A Bird In The Hand…

You Looking At Me ?
You Looking At Me? 

Enjoying Some S&M
Enjoying Some S&M

Converging Verticals
Converging Verticals

Waiting Game
Waiting Game

Looking At The Bigger Picture
Looking At The Bigger Picture

No Ifs, No Butts
No Ifs, No Butts

The Lady With The Pearl Earring
The Lady With The Pearl Earring

Walking After The Rain
Walking After The Rain

Another Brick In The Wall
Another Brick In The Wall

Have any black and white London shots of your own?
Add them to the Flickr pool!

Black and White, Light and Shadow: Portraits of Londoners by Deon Kitcher

Deon Kitcher, another talented Londoner, suddenly appeared on my radar last night with loads on comments on my Flickr photos and praise for Little London Observationist. And I’m glad he did! His own Flickr stream is fantastic. My favourite shots are the black and white photographs with lovely light and shadow play (and sometimes a small touch of colour). In case you were wondering, Deon lives in Portobello Road, loves Japanese culture, Chinese takeaways and Chelsea Football Club! And he’s kindly agreed to let me share a few of my favourite photos from his portfolio. Here we go:

...Portobello Market

Protest march - Trafalgar SquareTrafalgar Square

....happy diamond jubilee xxWestminster Bridge cheeksCovent Garden

...i want that hatLondon

...naomiCovent Garden

...brutal monochromeOxford Street


UntitledWestminster Bridge

UntitledMarble Arch

UntitledCovent Garden

metropolis***Portobello Road

UntitledSt. Paul’s

protest march - trafalgar squareTrafalgar Square

On a side note, Happy 4th of July to all of my fellow Americans – expats out there somewhere and those of you back home watching the fireworks for us!


Enter to win any free 8×10 print of your choice from my Etsy shop, just share the link to this blog (anywhere) and leave a comment on this Giveaway Entry or on Facebook. Ends Saturday!