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Shoreditch - 25 Aug 22 - Anna

By nellacphoto  
This is Anna. What a character!

I was walking along Sclater Street, almost reaching Brick Lane, and Anna was standing outside a shop on the phone.

Needless to say I wanted to photograph her, so I stopped about 10 yards along and stopped to wait.

It turned out to be a very long call. I must have stood there for 10 - 15 minutes.

I'm not sure if she was aware of me or not, she was so engrossed in the call ... but eventually I didn't care.

And I knew that if I didn't move fast when she finished the call, she would probably disappear straight back into the shop.

As soon as she finished I approached her. But before I could say anything she started talking to me. Telling me she had no internet in her new build flat, and what a nightmare it was trying to sort it.

She was still wearing her very businesslike glasses. Also told me she was a lawyer, but still couldn't sort out the mess she was in with the new flat.

Eventually I got round to talking about photos and she said sure ... headshots or full length?

I said "both". She was wearing a slightly lower key form of the famous Shoreditch boots, but she said "oh in that case I've got some nicer shoes inside. Hang on while I go and change"

Then she reappeared in black stilettoes!

It was a fun shoot.

She wrote to me for the photos which I will send today.

Hope she likes them! Smile


PS - My street portraits book available here:

Tags: Shoreditch Portraits and people

Voters: Gbloniarz, ZenTony, lifesnapper and 59 more

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ZenTony Plus
6 15 5 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2022 6:28AM
Very very nice Colin.
27 Aug 2022 6:40AM
Love her expressions, Colin and Anna just oozes with confidence and, dare I say it? sex appeal. Smile
Some very nice simple poses along the way too.
29 images! I guess she wasn't in a hurry then? Wink

I hope she manged to get her internet sorted out, a character like her needs to be in touch with the world.

John Smile
27 Aug 2022 6:47AM
A wonderful set of images Colin.
DaveRyder Plus
8 6.5k 17 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2022 6:51AM
I suspect another Anna shoot at some point.
v19 & 20 stand out for me.
Jasper87 Plus
12 3.2k 162 England
27 Aug 2022 7:01AM
She looks very relaxed in front of the camera, modelled before maybe. The background in v19 is a particular favourite but such a winning smile in others. A lawyer…interesting….
hobbo Plus
11 1.8k 4 England
27 Aug 2022 7:10AM
My Award today Colin for the sheer number of frames you took of this very attractive lady… the last few are my favourites. She obviously warmed to you; probably because you helped take her mind off her immediate trials and tribulations .

Please continue to push your work to the highest levels of publication, your work should prove very significant one day.

CozPics Plus
13 12 1 Scotland
27 Aug 2022 7:36AM
Great set. Great model full of character. Well captured 😍
smut01 Plus
6 131 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2022 7:43AM
Normally a favourite jumps out but hasn't this time... great collection, they are all wonderful!
James124 Plus
7 61 53 Portugal
27 Aug 2022 7:50AM
This pretty lady has an impish sense of humour which shines through in many of the photos. A lovely set, Colin.
starckimages 5 13 1 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2022 7:53AM
27 Aug 2022 8:01AM
A very attractive young woman very aware of her own personality, Colin, and so generous to take the time to conspire in such a wonderful set of images.
Must admit I much prefer black stilettos to Shoreditch toetectors, so much more elegant, even if much more uncomfortable Smile
woolybill1 Plus
16 39 79 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2022 8:03AM
A real character, methinks. You have captured a range of appealing expressions, Colin.

27 Aug 2022 8:42AM
A lovely set of this good sport, Anna. Keep them coming, Colin.

saltireblue Plus
12 13.3k 83 Norway
27 Aug 2022 8:46AM
A lawyer, eh? Just wait until you get the bill for her fee through the post, Colin - I presume you gave her your card? Lawyers don't do anything for free!Wink
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
27 Aug 2022 9:21AM
What a cracker... the high heels are a never know when you might need a solicitor!!😁😁
karlablo Plus
4 41 23
27 Aug 2022 9:56AM
What an adventure - thanks for sharing!
Great series of an attractive person wtih expressive charme!
Congrats and greetings!
Tramper 14 3 United Kingdom
27 Aug 2022 11:30AM
Lovely photo of a lovely lady, I like how her hair matches the graffiti.
mac Plus
21 14 Scotland
27 Aug 2022 12:42PM
A super set, and she looks like a professional model in some stances, hands on hips, position of feet, along with general dress and posture. Yes, you landed lucky here, Colin!
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
27 Aug 2022 1:55PM
She looks very sure of herself. If she ever gets fed up with being a lawyer she could model for a living.
27 Aug 2022 5:30PM
That’s a fabulous set of this lovely young lawyer. I’m sure she’ll be thrilled with her images.


27 Aug 2022 11:15PM
A glorious set of images Colin! A consistently wonderful set - I particularly like 11 and 12 but it would be churlish to pick favourites! 😀🏆
Love the hair colour. Might try it myself .......
Congratulations on getting your book published! 😀
Yogendra Plus
18 22 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2022 1:03PM
Wonderful set..
29 Aug 2022 3:07AM
I think you got a certain side of Anna with V9 & 11
29 Aug 2022 9:35AM
I love these Colin, my favourite is V9 Grin congratulations on the release of your book xx
chataignier Plus
9 228 12 France
29 Aug 2022 1:27PM
Very nice indeed, she knows how to pose (or takes direction very well) and you've captured her character well
Regards David

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