Last Wednesday saw me hook up with some of my usual fellow photographers whom I have come to know via the fantastic medium of Google Plus (or "G+" for short).
The weather forecast was for rain of epically biblical proportions and whilst it rained off a few of the attendees, the stalwarts amongst us were not deterred - I think mainly for the reason that we were going to be joined by the fantastic Brian Rose from Google who was stopping by in the UK en-route home to the US from Australia.
Despite the deluge of rain, we had a brilliant time and shot some new Street Art in and around the Old Street/Shoreditch region of London as well as swinging by the Google Campus for lunch and a tour of the premises there. Some great shots were bagged by those pluskin photographers who attended, and the early seeds of networking with other creative types were sown via the conversations and faces we got to know whilst at Google Campus.
From a business perspective, I am extremely tempted to take up a desk at Campus if I find myself more and more London-bound with work (this week sees me in the capital no less than three times, so things are picking up away from provincially-based work). That way, I can edit, work, network and collaborate in a centrally-based location with like-minded individuals around me but without the exhorbitant London-based rental rates. It makes sound business sense from a financial aspect plus the win-win for me is the hive of creative activity in and around the Campus which is vying for attention to be tapped into!
Here's a few images taken on Wednesday during the photowalk - a couple of the Street Art and a couple from inside Campus London. Some images may be made available via merchandising and the ones to be selected will be making their way to the Street Art series of the portfolio in due course.
To view the full series of 80 shots from that day please find my company profile on G+ via the Contact section of the website.
If you're a photographer, whether pro, amateur or a complete "newbie" - despite the rain we're having at present here in the UK, be bold and get out there to shoot some images. Life doesn't stop when the rain starts!