London Chrome Project - Capturing Iconic London

My previous two London Chrome Project posts have focused on a particular outing around London, showcasing the photos I had taken on that particular outing. As I build up a larger body of work (which you can see over on my project Instagram page here @trevor_sherwin_photo_chrome) I wanted to start picking out smaller, more focused bodies of work that are linked in some way by the subject or look aesthetically similar to tell a cohesive story.

For a bit more background information about the London Chrome Project, check out this post: The London Chrome Project.

Creating a body of work is important as a photographer as it can give the project purpose. I have been writing more about photographic projects and the benefits they bring and this has lead me to put extra effort into my own projects and how I present the final collection both online and in print form. See my new projects page here for more info.

When I first set out on the London Chrome project, I didn’t really know where the journey would take me. All I wanted to do was create a large body of work and see what opportunities I could exploit as I go. I have some interesting ideas as to how I might present the final works and I will share these when they are a little more refined.

In this post the theme is Iconic London. This is a collection of photos which, when seen, the viewer will instantly know they were taken in London.

St Paul’s Cathedral

Photo of St Pauls Cathedral in London by Trevor Sherwin

1/300th sec
f9

ISO200
55mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF18-55mm

30 St Mary Axe, aka, “The Gherkin”

“We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.”

- Sir Winston Churchill


 
Photo of The Gherkin in London by Trevor Sherwin

1/180th sec
f11

ISO200
18mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF18-55mm

The Shard

Photo of The Shard in London by Trevor Sherwin

1/100th sec
f4

ISO200
24mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF10-24mm

Tower Bridge

Photo of Tower Bridge in London by Trevor Sherwin

1/210th sec
f5.6

ISO200
35mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF35mm F2

The London Eye

Photo of The London Eye in London by Trevor Sherwin

1/450th sec
f4

ISO200
23mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF18-55mm

Tate Modern

Photo of Tate Modern in London by Trevor Sherwin

1/90th sec
f8

ISO200
35mm
Fujifilm X-T2
XF35mm F2

The London Bus

Photo of a London Bus in London by Trevor Sherwin

1/125th sec
f8

ISO200
35mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF35mm F2

The London Underground

Photo of a London Underground entrance in London by Trevor Sherwin

1/90th sec
f11

ISO200
21mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF18-55mm

The Black Cab

Photo of a black cab in London by Trevor Sherwin

1/680th sec
f2

ISO200
35mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF35mm F2

HMS Belfast

Photo of HMS Belfast in London by Trevor Sherwin

1/450th sec
f6.4

ISO200
55mm
Fujifilm X-T10
XF18-55mm

The benefit of building the larger, London Chrome body of work is that I can build multiple, smaller collections and tell various stories with the different sets of images. I have many more ideas as to how I can put together other collections for future posts so watch out for those.

Until next time.