Streets of London

Took my camera to work today, and captured these photographs on the walk to London Bridge this evening on the way home from the office. First time in almost month I have done any photography and it felt so right.

Had some very interesting experiences this evening. Met a street poet called Joseph Marinus whom I bought a poem off in exchange for a portrait. Got questioned by security at London Bridge as I had been clocked on CCTV taking photographs and wanted to know what I was up too, good to know they are on it, but if I was doing covert surveillance I wouldn't have been so overt... Not  the first time I have been challenged as a photographer in a public place. However through this experience I got chatting to a young chap called Ryan who was curious about the security incident and we got talking about about photography, he then graciously agreed to allow me to take his portrait. This is what I love about street photography, you can have these really meaningful exchanges with strangers by being open and honest and a little curious and by showing some respect to them. We all have a story to share in this life we live.

Wil Wardle Photography on Ipernity

So its like this, at this time of writing I have 197 images posted on Ipernity, and counting.

I started using Ipernity as a way to separate my distinct personal photographic styles, as I felt that I needed a place to focus my photography of people, incorporating but not limited too my street style photography and also a few portrait style projects that I am currently working on. 

This is quite different from the urban and auto themed projects that are predominately displayed on my Flickr stream. Whilst having been on Flickr for many years, and having built up a solid base of followers and of people I follow in turn, and whose photography I really admire, starting afresh on Ipernity has been slow, but I am getting there.

The selection of my photography that I have curated on here, are all photographs that I am proud of and pleased with the crafting of, and which span a period of the past 4 years or so.

They generally tell some sort of a story or display an essence of emotion or personality of the subject. Some are street scenes, however the theme running through all the photographs is "People", whether they be family, friends or strangers I have met and engaged with on some sort of personal level. 

I hope you will feel some of my passion and my personal pride in the work which I have hand selected to display here. I will continue to post on here from my catalogue as time goes by.

Please do me the huge honour of clicking on  the link embedded into the image below, and be taken directly to my Ipernity page - feedback and comments most welcome.


Ben from Sign Studio

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Continuing my environmental portrait series. This one taken a few years ago of my friend Ben Hackney of Hackney Design who previously worked at the Sign Studio in Eastbourne.


The Guv'nor

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This portrait was taken on a workshop I did with renowned street photographer Antonio Olmos. This was taken in Brighton, on the flea market held off the Laines in Brighton. This also forms part of my environmental series of photographs, and is part street portrait too.

Sebastian of "Scent The Florist"

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This portrait was taken on a workshop I did with renowned street photographer Antonio Olmos. This was taken in Brighton. This also forms part of my environmental series of photographs



Save the Lollipop Man Appeal

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Photograph I took a while ago (3 years ago), blurb as follows from when it was taken:

"Parents with children at the Stafford County Junior, and Roseland’s Infant School are currently running an appeal to raise £3000 to retain the services of David the lollipop man, whose funding has not been renewed. The reason for this is apparently that the busy road St Phillips Ave that he mediates for parents and children crossing, apparently does not warrant a dedicated crossing guard. However a number of us are extremely concerned that by David not being there at the busy school open and close times, and the heavy volume traffic at this time, will lead to a serious accident. As a result the Stafford PTFA is running an appeal to raise the £3000 per annum required to pay David a part time salary." 

He is still there 3 years later :)


Train Driver

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This photo was taken a few years ago now at the annual Magnificent Motors show in Eastbourne.  Part of an ongoing project, well actually crossing over two projects really "Environmental Portraits" and "Man and Machine" (more details on my website). These guys are part of the Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway, and appear at most local events, and are always popular with kids and parents alike.  Incredible that each of these miniature locomotives are completely hand built.

Caroline - Dress Maker

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Environmental style portrait of my talented sister in-law who works for  the Zurich Opera House 
in the costume department. As a treat for us she organised a trip to one of their costume stores,  
great fun was had by all exploring all the wonderful costumes and props. Caroline studied fashion and design in Cape Town, and she now also makes dresses and handbags etc to order in Zurich. 


Lady Jayne

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Portrait of my daughter taken 2 Christmas ago now on a family holiday to Zurich. My talented sister in-law works for the Zurich Opera House in the costume department, and as a treat for us organised a trip to one of their costume stores, great fun was had by all exploring all the wonderful costumes and props. 


Marie from Bourne Barbers

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This photograph of Marie who works with Darren at my local barber shop "Bourne Barbers", and is part of an ongoing series of environmental portraits that I have been working on for sometime, more on this series of work on my website here

It should be noted, that the prints on the wall behind Marie are  mine, and are photos of the Barber chairs from the previous occupant of Bourne Barbers, a little local history shall we say. Needless to say, if you want a good haircut in Eastbourne,  please go and see Darren and Marie.

Darren from Bourne Barbers

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This photograph of Darren who runs my local barber shop, is part of an ongoing series of environmental portraits that I have been working on for sometime, more on this series of work on my website here.

I have photographed Darren and his shop a number of times as part of an exchange of services, and as a result he has used my photographs in a number of adverts that he has run in the local press. It should be noted, that the prints on the wall behind Darren are mine, and are photos of the Barber chairs from the previous occupant of Darren shop, a little local history shall we say.  Needless to say, if you want a good haircut in Eastbourne, Darren is your man, please visit his Facebook page here


Keith from XJ Restorations Ltd

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Keith owner at XJ Restorations with the Classic Spares race ready XJ. Photograph taken on Beachy head last summer as part of a series of photographs I took for Keith of the XJ. I believe Keith has now sold this car. Classic Spares is an offshoot of of XJ Restorations. In this photograph there is a little detail of the the cyclist coming up the hill the the left which I really like. 


Sam - Stall Manager North Laine Brighton

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This was taken two years back in Brighton, on a course hosted by renowned street photographer Antonio Olmos. This course was the beginning of a new approach for me towards my photography, and in particular street style. More of my street photography here