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An encounter at the Dennis Severs house

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Macfilos Weekender by Richard Scott

The little story is related to and indeed was made possible by Macfilos. 

Last December, while visiting London and inspired by the article in Macfilos, I went out of my way to visit the Dennis Severs house in Spitalfields. While waiting, in the rain of course, for the lunch-time opening, I saw this fellow leaning against the window of the pub across the street. While I’m not much of a street photographer, the contrast between his clothing and demeanour and that of the couple immediately behind him was too good to let pass. Better still, the pub itself provided a good background for an “environmental” portrait.

In all it was a great day, one nice picture, a tour of a fascinating house, and a very nice pub lunch (elsewhere) to finish.

This picture was taken with an X-Pro 2 and the Fujinon 18mm pancake.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Just to say, that I think the picture succeeds better as a street portrait, if you cop off the left-hand door. But that’s a matter of personal taste, of course.

    • That’s a good point. I may also crop off the far right side door and lantern. That would make it more of a portrait by eliminating other details in the frame.

    • Thank you Richard, you are very generous. As I said, I’m not much of a street or for that matter portrait photographer, but this shot had an interesting connection to Macfilos, so I thought it should be here.

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