I’m a frequent visitor to Trafalgar Square these days. Its often a focal point to many of the cultural festivals in London and reflects the wonderful diversity of the city. I love this about the capital – rarely a weekend passes when something is not being celebrated, and its often HUGE and bustling with great music, amazing food and traditional customs.
My favourite so far is Maslenitsa – a Russian festival celebrating the passing of winter. They didn’t have one this year, mores the pity, but I did check out ‘Eid’ the Muslim festival signalling the end of the long fast of Ramadan. If I had been fasting for a month, I would want to celebrate it too. Whilst not having the same carnival atmosphere as Maslenitsa (probably due to a total lack of alcohol) it was still worth a few hours of shooting. I have been experiencing a period of creative block over the last few weeks – it happens – and although I am still not over it, I did manage to be surprised with what I captured.
These were all shot on my X-Pro with 56mm 1.2 APD and (as I despise post-processing) all in JPEG as well. I’m glad I did that, as Fuji JPEGS are freaking awesome.