I shot this set a couple of weeks ago, sitting on a bench in Newcastle's Northumberland Street opposite the former Virgin/Zavvi store which is being transformed into yet another clothing emporium. The G10 was balanced on my knee, I just watched people passing and pressed the shutter release with my thumb.The light was bright but the gale was bitter, though your archtypical Geordie trudged on as ever. I had to give up after about a minute and go for a coffee as the five layers I wore were not up to keeping me warm. After 42 years living "up here" I'm not a real Geordie yet.
Yes, I'd have liked the big lad a yard to the right, to contrast a flat-pack with a one-pack, but somebody walked in between us. That's what happens in the street.
I am very busy with exam invigilation etc for the next week but will drop in when I can.
Tags: Street photography
Portraits and people