As a Central London Portrait Photographer, I am super fortunate in the amazing backdrops I get to choose from when shooting portraits on location. Better still, when my subject specifically wants photographs showing her out and about town.
My client Natasha is seeking selection as a London MP this year and was looking for some informal portraits which show her for the person she is, a Londoner who loves this City, approachable, on the go, serious when necessary, and who represents the younger, female side of the London p0litical landscape. So what better place to meet than London’s Southbank, with all the cool vistas it has to offer.
It was early in the morning and the sky was already clear and blue, with the sun ready to go full pelt for a change, so we used the gorgeous architecture of Jubilee Bridge to take advantage of the blues skies. Then we headed on to one of my favourite places on the Southbank: the Skatepark and its constantly changing graffiti art. The Skatepark perfectly represents the diverse cultural fabric of London, so it is a great shame that Southbank Centre actually wanted to shut it down and redevelop it recently. Thankfully, after a hard-fought campaign, the Mayor of London intervened after just over 27,000 planning objections were lodged with Lambeth Council – making it the most unpopular planning application in history. Hurrah! Long live the Southbank Skatepark.