2005-04-23 12:00 (UTC)
Your mission(s), should you choose to accept it/them...
- the undersides of bridges
- blue plaques on buildings outside of zone 1
- memorials to dead writers
- teens bunking off from school in Camden on a Tuesday morning
If this is the sort of thing you're looking for, let me know. I'm off to meet the australian.
That is what I had in mind, yup. Mission(s) accepted.
:) Can't wait to see the results! (If you want more, I can think of more, too!)
2005-04-23 13:18 (UTC)
the red double deckers!
in all their gorgeousity!
stencil art;broken umbrellas;banana peels!
Which kind of double deckers? The old ones or the new ones?
Got the stencil art this weekend; broken umbrellas and banana peels are subject to the whims of fate. Mission accepted (obviously!).
Well, if you should ever come across any abandoned stuffed animals in the city while you have a camera in your hand...please think of me!
Aw, man! This is frustrating, because about a month ago I saw an abandoned stuffed seal sitting on a sidewalk, thought of you and then realized I didn't have my camera with me. Argh. I need to start carrying it with me everywhere.
(Mission accepted, incidentally, although I have no idea when I'll be able to complete it.)
Never been in that Coffee shop but I sometimes pass by the one at Borough Market and it smells divine. Always crowded though, so never went in.
Go in, go in! The line is long but it moves really fast. Everyone who works there is super-nice and the coffee is worth the wait.
This is the best mission of the lot. Accepted, with pleasure.
Interesting doorways that look like they don't belong to the buildings to which they allow entry.
A particular item (ie emily strange satchel or plad pants/pin strip suits or any flight bag etc...) and all the different places/people/stores you can get or see one.
I'll take on both of those. Thanks!
See, for me, people are the least desirable photography objects. Getting candids is going to be difficult - people are almost always in motion here and it's difficult to get covert shots from a moving bus or train (or even a stationary one). I don't fancy the idea of asking strangers for posed shots when I'm mostly on my own during the day. And when I'm sitting with a bunch of friends having pints, waiting around with a camera in my hand for a good shot is pretty much the last thing I want to be doing. I'll see what I can do, but honestly, I'd prefer a different mission.
Next time you go out and curl up by a tree to write a letter, I want a picture of the branches from your curled perspective. Additional shots of other things from the same spot--butt firmly planted on the ground--would also be neat.
accepted. Now if only it would stop raining...
You've already got a pretty good list started, but I'd like to second the idea of 'Londoners'. Old. Young. Odd. Average. The works, really. And the idea of doorways w/ interesting perspectives sounds fun, too. Anything crumbly related to architecture. (New bldgs seem to lack a soul). ...but close up. The whole f-ing structure is never as interesting as a closer piece of it.
The view from your window(s)--with part of the frame/sill included in the shot, maybe?
With regard to Londoners: I'll try, but I have to say, portraiture is neither my favorite nor my forte. It's also difficult to get people to stand still for photos without asking them, and I don't particularly want to risk asking strangers to pose unless I'm not alone. And taking photographs of other passengers on the tube is almost as big a faux pas as standing on the left side of the escalators. :-P
My camera doesn't do well trying to take shots of whole buildings anyway and my eyes are always peeled for interesting details, so thank you for the architectural slices suggestion.
Views from my windows are not a problem either.
So, 2/3 of Mission danaid_luv
are underway at present. ;-)
Right. *nodding* I adore people-watching, and there are times I'd love to snap photos, but it's not very easy to do, eh? I mean, the stammered request, their distrust, or trying to sneak a surreptitious shot...but if the right moment presents itself, take it, right?!
I'm excited to see some of your results--any of them--you have a clever list of folks w/ great ideas.
2005-04-23 22:54 (UTC)
How about your favorite place to eat out of doors?
accepted. However, it may have to wait until the weather improves a bit. If next weekend is nice, I'll be able to fulfill the objective.
I would love to see pictures of Uxbridge, which is in Northwest London, at the end of the Picadilly Line... The reason is that I live in a very small town in Massachusetts called Uxbridge also, and there are only 3 Uxbridge's in the world: here, one on Canada somewhere, and one in London. When I was in London my friend and I wanted to go see it quite badly, but we didn't have enough time. If you're able to get up there and take some pics, I would love to able to see what it's like!
It's one of the west termini of the Metropolitan line, which is more convenient for me. Unfortunately, it's in Zone 6, which is likely to (a) be an expensive journey and (b) take a LONG time. It's so far out the A-Z doesn't cover it.
How about this for a compromise: I'll take pictures at Uxbridge Road and Uxbridge Street, which are in Shepherd's Bush and much more accessible. If I happen to head to Uxbridge for some other reason, I'll be sure to bring my camera.
Fair trade, I'll take it. Thank you.
Dude, I didn't even know there were robot Beatles in London. I wouldn't know where to start looking. I think I'm afraid.
2005-05-04 01:32 (UTC)
Have you ever read From Hell?
Is it possible you could do various locations in Whitechapel?
P.S. Pretty latte!
I've read V for Vendetta, The Watchmen, and part of the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Promethea and the Swamp Thing stuff he did, but not From Hell. I don't know think we brought it either. D'oh.
I haven't been to Whitechapel yet, so yes, I'll do the mission. Maybe I'll go on one of the London Walks around there to familiarize myself with the area.