35 Fabulous Photographs of Londoners

Never in my life have I lived in such close proximity to so many people of so many different backgrounds, ages, religions, nationalities, etc. If there’s one thing that continues to amaze me about London after living here for five years, it’s definitely the people. They are both the best and worse thing about this city.

There are times, like last night, when I was crammed into a tube in rush hour with about nine people touching me all at once when I wished there were less of us, but then I looked at the bar I was holding onto and saw about five other hands holding the same bar and the diversity just in our hands was incredible.

Some hairy, some smooth, some male, some female, some young, some old, some with fingernails painted, some with cuts and scratches, some with large veins, some with none, one white, one black, one brown, and two others somewhere in between. And I bet each one of us came from a different country, could speak a different language than the rest. You look around a tube carriage and it’s a fantastic sample of the world that inhabits this one city.

Looking at photos of Londoners is always incredible to me. Everyone has a different story, a different history, different beliefs and values and yet we can all be in the same place at the same time. These posts of people have become some of my favourites to set up on LLO. No one ever seems to be photographed twice. These people all have such a strong character. Some of them are the result of the popular 100 Strangers street photography project that encourages photographers to interact with their subjects, finding out a bit about them and then the faces really start to come to life.

But enough rambling. Here are 35 more Londoners plucked out from a city of 8 million. Hope you enjoy the work of these photographers and their fabulous subjects are much as I do!

Jimmy Cochran (Jimmy C) on finishing his latest piece, Shoreditch, London, England. 4th Dec 2012.Photo: Street artist Jimmy C finishing up one of his latest pieces by Joseph O’Malley

London Street Portrait
Photo: London street portrait by 67Jewels

17/100, Mark/London
Photo: Mark, a native of Zimbawbe, but currently based and known throughout London as ‘Baliva’, a hip hop artist spreading the word of Christ by Jonathan Campenni

Hilda - stranger #1
Photo: Hilda, a blogger and designer from Sweden by Ray MeFarSo

Alex - Stranger 44/100
Photo: Alex at work in the Leake Street graffiti tunnel by World of Tim

26/100, Marq/London (Shoreditch)
Photo: Marq, born in Hackney, living in Islington, hustling in Shoreditch (click through for his story) by Jonathan Campenni

Mr A Boulamatsis - Stranger 45/100
Photo: Mr A Boulamatsis is from the small Greek island of Spetses. He’s been in the UK for 25 years now and works as a painter/decorator by Roj Whitelock

Green Sounds
Photo: Green sounds by John Kortland

325/365 A true Londoner
Photo: University student Bethany by David Travis

Jack - Stranger 34/100
Photo: Jack, practicing parkour moves with his friends on the north bank of the Thames by World of Tim

Milk shake
Photo: Milk shake by takphoto

Fishermans Friends
Photo: Fisherman’s Friends by John Kortland

London nights
Photo: London Nights by Paki Nuttah

It Never Grows Where You Need It !
Photo: It never grows where you need it by John Kortland

stranger # 133
Photo: Purmala from Nepal on Carlton Road in Ealing by Stretch1000

10/100, Petteri/London
Photo: Petteri is a photographer from Finland by Jonathan Campenni

Business Never Stops
Photo: Business never stops by John Kortland

Lisa - Stranger 24/100
Photo: Lisa Carrodus is a celebrity – a TV presenter, wrestler with the British Pro Wrestling Foundation FWA UK, a model and has even appeared on Holby City by Roj Whitelock

11/100, Jude/London
Photo: Jude sells paintings, vinyl records and vintage clothes from a garage in Shoreditch on weekends by Jonathan Campenni

Lauren - Stranger 46/100
Photo: Lauren lives in Walthamstow and works as a Membership Office Assistant at Lords Cricket Ground by Roj Whitelock

Jonathan (65/100)
Photo: Jonathan was photographed in Camden Market by Mark McConnochie

15/100, Abigail/London
Photo: Abigail, originally from South London is 25 and works for a non-profit helping disadvantaged youth by Jonathan Campenni

Well Red Man
Photo: Well red man by John Kortland

Photo: Allesandra by Dave McGowan

Jay - Stranger 42/100
Photo: Jay lives in Woolwich and studies business management at university by Roj Whitelock

Alan - Stranger 17/100
Photo: Alan and his harmonica on Old Kent Road by World of Tim

20/100, Esther/London
Photo: Esther was photographed on Camden High Street by Jonathan Campenni

stranger # 100 !!!
Photo: Annabelle is a politics student and was photographed in Pitshangar Park, Ealing by Stretch1000

The Redhead.
Photo: The redhead by Dennis Owen

Shona - Stranger 44/100
Photo: Shona, an art and design student was photographed by Roj Whitelock 

G-Shocked   [Explored #494]
Photo: G-Shocked in Covent Garden by John Kortland

Rukaiya - Stranger 19/100
Photo: Rukaiya, originally from Canada, has lived in the UK for six years. She works in marketing near Liverpool Street and has a cupcake business called Cuppidy Cakes by Roj Whitelock

stranger # 90
Photo: Mark was photographed on Belvedere Road, Waterloo London by Stretch1000

Nicoli - Stranger 31/100
Photo: Nicoli from Romania in Canada Water by World of Tim

Photo: Gazing in Stamford Hill, N16 by Dennis Owen

25 Awesome Photographs of Londoners

What a brilliant collection appearing in the Flickr pool lately. Here’s 25 of the latest shots of Londoners, a diverse and colourful bunch. And so many talented street photographers out there in this city as you can see! One of my favourite Londoners posts yet.

All Gone
Photo: All Gone, Brick Lane market by Garry Knight

16/100, Koko/London
Photo: Koko fro m Austria by Jonathan Campenni

2012-07-14 Pzb02021
Photo: Dancer by Kath

stranger # 67
hoto: Worod from Iraq who has also lived in Iran and travelled extensively by Stretch1000

Photo: Brixton by Harry Wakefield

Esther - Stranger 5/100
Photo: Esther Monolo works in Monsoon but has been singing since age 3 by Roj Whitelock

The girl with butterfly tattoo
Photo: The Girl with the Butterfly Tattoo by Xuesong Liao

N'Goni - Stranger 31/100
Photo: N’Goni plays roots reggae on the guitar with Real Sounds by Roj Whitelock

Unwelcome Audience
Photo: Unwelcome Audience by John Kortland

London Street Portrait
Photo: London street portrait by 67Jewels

The Final Cut
Photo: Former film maker and global traveler it’s Arners on the streets of Bloomsbury, Grape Street by Pete Zelewski

stranger # 114
Photo: Mark Powell on Frith Street, Soho by Stretch1000

Claire - Stranger 22/100
Photo: Claire, editor of Entertainmentwise by Roj Whitelock

Photo: Red Head on Portobello Road by Farlon Rahaman

stranger # 137
Photo: Ashwini from Bangalore who is in London doing a Masters in Sustainable Architecture by Stretch1000

Amara - Stranger 35/100
Photo: Mural artist Amara from Sweden on Brick Lane by Roj Whitelock

Italian student
Photo: Italian student in London by Xuesong Liao

London Street Portraits
Photo: Sue Kreitzman the Wild Old Woman – the Dare To Wear Exhibition at The Crypt by 67Jewels

stranger # 84
Photo: Demi, aspiring Model on Allen Gardens, Spitalfields by Stretch1001

A green haired girl wearing big bow
Photo: Green-haired girl wearing big bow by Xuesong Liao

London Street Portraits
Photo: London street portrait by 67Jewels

stranger # 101
Photo: Olivia wearing an old coat she inherited from her aunt by Stretch1000

Where am I going?
Photo: Where am I going? by Xuesong Liao

Purim in Stamford Hill
Photo: Purim in Stamform Hill by Alan Denney

stranger # 131
Photo: Ruby, whose favourite sound is that of her son’s heartbeat as heard through her husband’s stethoscope by Stretch1000

30 Photographs of Londoners

The Flickr pool keeps filling up with wonderful street photos of Londoners and I can’t help but share them with you as they’re one of my favourite subjects. Here’s 30 of the latest!

Pixie Lott [Explored #113]Photo: Pixie Lott by John Kortland

Alesha DixonPhoto: Alesha Dixon by John Kortland

Fish&Chic_October 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

I Will If You Will
Photo: I will if you will by John Kortland

Fish&Chic_October 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Careful The Wind Doesn't Change !
Photo: Careful the wind doesn’t change by John Kortland

Mikey and Si
Photo: Mikey and Si by Dave McGowan

Fish&Chic_October 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Flowing Silver
Photo: Flowing silver by John Kortland

Hirsuite Individual
Photo: Hirsute individual by John Kortland

Rose Coloured View
Photo: Rose coloured view by John Kortland

London Street Portrait
Photo: London street portrait by r3cycl3r

Brixton Splash
Photo: Brixton Splash by Dave McGowan

Monty And His HandlerPhoto: Monty and his handler by John Kortland

Fish&Chic_October 2012Photo by Fish & Chic

Fish&Chic_October 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

English food and weather
Photo: English food and English weather by Gary Kinsman

The Shirtmaker  [Explored #207]
Photo: The shirtmaker by John Kortland

Fish&Chic_October 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Fish&Chic_August 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Neil Gorman (Plus Ghost)
Photo: Neil Gorman (plus ghost) by Dave McGowan

Fish&Chic_October 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Well Earned Break
Photo: Well earned break by John Kortland

Struggling Banker
Photo: Struggling banker by John Kortland

Fish&Chic_October 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Fish&Chic_October 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Turquoise Top
Photo: Turquoise top by John Kortland

Fish&Chic_October 2012
Photo by Fish & Chic

Not A Happy Bunny
Photo: Not a happy bunny by John Kortland

Photo: Hero by John Kortland

MCM Expo: Playing Dress Up

Ghosts, goblins, zombies and all that. Did you celebrate Halloween this year? I didn’t unless you count the pumpkins we carves when Jorge and I were in New York a few weeks ago:

Jorge’s is the skull, mine the cat.
Apparently shortly after we left NY, the friendly neighbourhood squirrels climbed inside the cat and sabotaged it…The skull survived.

Dixon1919 contributed a bunch of costume photos from the MCM Expo in London last weekend to the Flickr pool so I thought it would be an appropriate time to share those with you. If you dressed up or carved pumpkins last weekend, add them to the pool.

Bunny GrilsPhoto: Bunny Girls by Dixon1919

Photo: Luigi by Dixon1919

mcm expo 2012 london
Photo: MCM Expo London 2012 by Dixon1919

joker two-face & Scarecrow
Photo: Joker, Two-Face and Scarecrow by Dixon1919

Photo: Batgirl by Dixon1919

Eric Northman
Photo: Eric Northman from True Blood by Dixon1919

The end.

By the way, can you believe it’s already November??

30 Londoners by Some Fantastic Street Photographers

I’m back in London after a very nice holiday. How is everyone? Anything exciting I’ve missed? I’ll be putting some NY photos on my Flickr page in the next few days if you’re interested. And speaking of Flickr, I came back to the LLO pool bursting with new photos (thanks!), so we shall dive right back in with 30 images of Londoners:

Graffiti & Site Workers Tea Break. Near Brick Lane,London, England.
Photo: Graffiti and site workers tea break by Joseph O’Malley

Photo: Windswept by John Kortland

Walk The Line
Photo: Walk the line by John Kortland

I am going to get his last one
Photo: I am going to get this last one by Graham F Kerr

Penny For Them [Explored #226]
Photo: Penny for them by John Kortland

Laid Back StylePhoto: Laid back style by John Kortland

Photo: Untitled by Delete08

TemptressPhoto: Temptress by John Kortland

Man with colour sleeve tattooPhoto: Man with coloured sleeve tattoo by Xuesong Liao

Shepard Fairey
Photo: Shepard Fairey by Hooked Blog

40 Winks
Photo: 40 Winks by John Kortland

Yea its dead groovy
Photo: Yea it’s dead groovy by Graham F Kerr

Eye On The Ball [Explored #194]
Photo: Eye on the ball by John Kortland

Frieze Art Fair 2012
Photo: Frieze Art Fair 2012 by Where The Art Is

Stand And Deliver
Photo: Stand and Deliver by John Kortland

Photo: Ripped by John Kortland

ipad P1040343cs (Copy)Photo: iPad photography by Hertsman

Photo: Formidable by John Kortland

I prefer riding my bike
Photo: I prefer to ride by bike by Xuesong Liao

Photo: Curious by John Kortland

For the last time ... no you cant have my last poloPhoto: For the last time no you can not have my last polo by Graham F Kerr

Asad Ahmad, BBC London News
Photo: Asad Ahmad, BBC London News by John Kortland

Eyes Down
Photo: Eyes Down by John Kortland

Cool man-2
Photo: Cool Man 2 by Xuesong Xiao

Two-Tone Faced
Photo: Two-tone faced by John Kortland

From Another Age
Photo: From another age by John Kortland

Gambling Rose
Photo: Gambling Rose by Graham F Kerr

Useful Tip
Photo: Useful tip by John Kortland

Bob [Explored #196]
Photo: Bob by John Kortland

Turned Adrift
Photo: Turned Adrift by Pete Zelewski

Have a good week everyone. If you have any London photos (especially if you go to Diwali celebrations in Southall tonight), add them to the pool.