Recently, I have been trying my best to leave my comfort zone and explore other interests that i have been too afraid to try. For the past few years i have taken a liking to photography, however i never thought i was good enough. In order to force myself to share my creative content i decided to educate myself. Taking a course in photography allowed no room for excuses.
On the 7th of february i dragged myself out of bed and hopped on a tube to Covent Garden for a class in documentary photography. I surprised myself by falling more in love with photography. It was AMAZING! The course was quite interactive and lively. We started off by discussing the different styles of photography, the difference between street and documentary and finally the history of documentary photography. After our lunch break and a little more theory, we were given an assignment to document certain issues in London. My topic was ‘ Music Street Artists in London’.
Music Street Artists in London
The Salvation Army were not there only to entertain, but to raise money for individuals who are homeless , drug addicts or just simply struggling.
The Turbans were pretty interesting. They described their music as a greek music band. They wore bells on there shoes, furry hats and special scarves from Greece around their necks. They had witty and sarcastic personalities and they were very friendly. I had so much fun conversing with them about their music and taking photos. Which reminds me i need to like their facebook page (oops!).
INTERESTING FACT: The tatto on the artists’ neck means composure. He got the tattoo at a time when he was very negative and was against the world. It is a reminder of that dark period of his life.
TOMMY AND MARY
Tommy and Mary have been married for two years and playing in a band together for one and a half years. First of all I just have to say THEY ARE ABSOLUTELY AWESOME! I’m not particularly a rock fan but i dont mind it, however i really enjoyed their music. It was inspiring to see how determined and hardworking they were. Mary was ill but she did not let that hold her back. Once they started performing all the energy came crawling back. They were such a lovely couple. I wish them the best of luck in their marriage and careers.
Overall I really enjoyed the entire experience and meeting new people. I will definitely be participating in more activities like this.
If you would like to listen to any of these artists let me know to include their facebook pages1