Camden seems to have become a bit of a hub of late for street art. Not that it hasn’t always been the ultimate creative hive, it just seems that recently there’s been a lot more going on.
So armed with the new fancy Nokia Lumia 1020 which I am testing out and taking a risk with a rapidly encroaching dusk the plan was to take as many pictures as possible on a whistle stop tour of an area, which despite being known for it’s cool vibe, I’ve not visited much.
With the expert guidance of Instagram’s Eastldngeezer and accompanied by fellow photography loving pal Fairy, the challenge was on to fight our way through the crowds on a busy Sunday afternoon in order to get some good snaps of some of the best street art in London. Given as I was also determined to test out the cameras ability to shoot in low light it was the perfect time to do so. Setting off at 3.30pm on cold November afternoon should give you an idea of the lighting challenges that we might otherwise be facing.
The likes of Gnasher, David Shillinglaw, 616, Benjamin Murphy, Alex Senna, Bailon, Dan Kitchener, Alice Pasquini and many others have added their mark to the area and although the volume of art isn’t as substantial as the East End, the quality is certinaly high enough.
So to see some of the best art around in Camden at the moment check out the gallery below. All snaps have been taken with the Nokia Lumia 1020 and some have had some alterations made within the Creative Studio feature which is pretty cool and gives some nice effects. None of the photos have used any form of flash and as per this post, the camera is able to cope incredibly well in some really tricky lighting conditions.
Around the Camden area there are loads of tributes to Amy Winehouse. Here is a little collage created within the creative studio feature of the Lumia 1020. It shows works from Otto Schade, Pegasus (on the side of the Earl of Camden pub) and Bambi on Bayham Street/caption]