London

Columbia Road Flower Market

After months of telling myself that I’d visit, I finally got myself down to London’s Columbia Road Flower Market. Visiting wasn’t easy. The market is well known for getting extremely busy so I knew I’d need to get there early. With it only being open on a Sunday I had to travel down to London on a 6am coach. Totally worth the trip.

I shot all of the below images using my Zeiss 28mm. With everyone being funnelled down the narrow market street and having to push past each other to get anywhere, I knew that I’d be getting extremely close. 

If you ever have the opportunity I highly recommend trying to visit. With or without a camera, it’s worth the trip for the colours, characters and flowers. 

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Columbia Road Flower Market - Clifford Darby 2018

Back to Basics (Berlin / London)

It's been a little while since I have posted anything to this blog. I have a load of images that still need editing, so rather than get bogged down with it all I thought I'd go ahead and share a selection of of analogue images taken during October.

I had been shooting predominantly in colour, particularly when abroad I'd use a few rolls of Kodak Portra. I was finding it challenging (in both film and digital) to achieve a consistent 'look'. To overcome this I decided to stick to black and white while I work on my colour edits.

Below's images are all taken using Kodak 400TX and pushed to 800 in both Berlin and London.

Berlin

Berlin Tourists - Clifford Darby 2017

Altes Museum - Clifford Darby 2017

Berlin Locals - Clifford Darby 2017

Demonstrator - Clifford Darby 2017

A waitress lights candles ready for dinner service  - Clifford Darby 2017

Berlin - Clifford Darby 2017

Berlin - Clifford Darby 2017

Berlin - Clifford Darby 2017

London

London - Clifford Darby 2017

London - Clifford Darby 2017

Soho, London - Clifford Darby 2017

Soho, London - Clifford Darby 2017

London - Clifford Darby 2017

London - Clifford Darby 2017

Shooting London's Lines

Over the weekend I was fortunate enough to shoot with professional street photographer and photojournalist Alan Schaller.

Although Alan shoots predominantly in black and white there was a lot to take away from the day, including loads of great locations and tips how to shoot 'geometric' street photography. Most of the time was spent discussing my own work, areas to improve and how to develop a consistent style.

Here's a few of my images from the day, taken indoors or during the brief moments the rain stopped.

Tate Modern - Clifford Darby 2017

South Bank - Clifford Darby 2017

Southbank Centre - Clifford Darby 2017

South Bank - Clifford Darby 2017

South Bank - Clifford Darby 2017

Tate Modern - Clifford Darby 2017

The Shard - Clifford Darby 2017

St. Paul's - Clifford Darby 2017

And finally an image of Alan taken outside the London Photographers' Gallery using his Leica 50mm Summilux.

Alan Schaller - Clifford Darby 2017