The images in this blog were primarily shot over two months – between late September and November 2022 and all reference London’s autumn leaves. This was the scene on Highgate Road today as I headed home:
However this year, because of the UK drought, what appeared to be autumnal scenes also occurred earlier in the year.
Above, the birthday princess shared her birthday with mine, August 19. I believe she was an Afghan refugee. The family are having a birthday picnic celebration in a square in Central London – the grass is strewn with brown fallen leaves, connoting autumn at the peak of summer.
Below, a man rests against a tree trunk, reading. Despite the illusion of a full blown autumn, this was actually photographed in St. James’s Park in early September:
Moving forward to October and November; some shots of trees that to me suggest abstract expressionist paintings:
Embracing the elements:
Above, dancer Hayley Matthews leads a session fusing Qigong and dance on Hampstead Heath, November 2022.
Taking inspiration from nature, here are some shots where autumn leaves have been incorporated into personal style. Firstly Don Pepper at the October Colour Walk in Spitalfieds wearing his hand made neck shrine:
Below, poet Andrew Rea embellishes his pocket with vibrant autumn leaves at November’s Colour Walk:
Below, couple of photographs featuring leafy facades in the Gospel Oak and Dartmouth Park area:
Next, a series of images with elements of reflection and leafy motifs:
Above, a recent image from my ongoing series Persian Kentish Town, shot on by Kasra Carpets on Highgate Road. Below, fragments of trees reflected in a globe designed by Alison Turner, seen at Trafalgar Square as part of the installation The World Reimagined:
More shadows – this time in Highgate Wood
A couple of shots featuring autumn leaves and text:
And finally two compositions featuring a single leaf:
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