Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Extraordinary London: photos

DA2002001C00100-07.jpg
rothwell_003.jpg
3.-Brunswick_Centre.jpg
GHill_2.jpg

The tumultuous events of the past week have left Britain reeling with shock. As the cost to businesses, properties and society at large is counted, it suddenly seems pertinent to also reflect upon what is great about Britain.

The Fitzrovia Photography Prize at the Diemar/Noble gallery in central London celebrates the many facets of life in the capital - one of the areas hardest hit by the riots - via photos taken within a mile of the gallery. With entries from within the UK and far beyond, the images highlight everyday moments in London that are both perceptible and extraordinary.

ABOVE: Shop on Regent Street

© David Axelbank: Image Courtesy of Diemar/Noble Photography, London

ABOVE: Cold Night

Soho, London 2004

"I was hurrying through the back street of Soho from Tottenham Court Road to meet my wife at Andrew Edmunds for dinner on a bitter cold night with freezing rain, the rime visible glittereng on the metal tables and chairs. As I passed the fogged window of a café, I observed the couple inside looking like ghosts and made two frames."

© Richard Bram: Image Courtesy of Diemar/Noble Photography, London

ABOVE: Berwick Street (winner)

"This is a reflection in the window of the Endurance pub in Berwick Street. The market is reflected behind. What looks like a veil is the wire mesh of the reinforced glass. The light illuminating her face is from a piece of paper on an adjacent window warning that toilets are for customers only."

Berwick Street, London

© Julian Wakeling: Image Courtesy of Diemar/Noble Photography, London

ABOVE: Trafalgar Square On A Windy Day

© Walter Rothwell: Image Courtesy of Diemar/Noble Photography, London

ABOVE: Condensation

"Red tabletop through restaurant window partially obscured by condensation"

© George Hill: Image Courtesy of Diemar/Noble Photography, London

ABOVE: Reflective

Shop window reflecting the street

Dover Street, London

© Carina Jonsson: Image Courtesy of Diemar/Noble Photography, London

ABOVE: Legs

"You get some incredibly stylish people in London. Sometimes I like taking a different perspective, like doing a series only of people’s legs and feet. It makes you wonder what the rest of the person looks like, but also makes you realise how much of a person’s character you can gather from a small fragment like this. That’s how this photograph happened. I love the contrast of the leggings pattern against the zebra crossing."

© Anna Morley: Image Courtesy of Diemar/Noble Photography, London

ABOVE: Piccadilly Circus

Piccadilly Circus, London

© Mark Wood: Image Courtesy of Diemar/Noble Photography, London

ABOVE: Attack Of The 40-Foot Woman

Oxford Circus, London

© Michael J Ade: Image Courtesy of Diemar/Noble Photography, London

Related

woman-hero.jpg

London riots: the events in pictures

hero.jpg

London rises from the ashes

West-Indian-Woman-Roit-Speech.jpg

Video: woman delivers damning speech

Comments

More

Fighting for their rights: the heroic teens battling period taboos

"I wasn’t allowed to comb my hair, look in the mirror, attend school, read and write."

by Sarah Biddlecombe
25 May 2017

Twitter responds to terror threat level the only way it knows how

#BritishThreatLevels showcases the self-deprecating humour we Brits seem to love

by Amy Swales
25 May 2017

Millions of people won’t be able to elect a female MP this election

100 constituencies in the UK don't have a single woman on the ballot

by Jasmine Andersson
25 May 2017

Twin sisters celebrate 100th birthday with fabulous photo shoot

Perfectly capturing a century of love, friendship, and sisterhood

by Kayleigh Dray
25 May 2017

This is how to contact the police when you’re too scared to speak

Spread the word

by Moya Crockett
25 May 2017

Krispy Kreme is launching a chocolate coffee spread

The new hazelnut coffee spread is said to rival Nutella

by Jasmine Andersson
25 May 2017

How often should you change jobs to boost your career?

An expert recommends the optimal time frame

by Anna Brech
25 May 2017

Do this to push back against sexism at work

Words of wisdom from a female computer hardware engineer

by Anna Brech
25 May 2017

Student banned from graduation because she's 25 weeks pregnant

The school claims she broke the school's rules by having sex outside of marriage

by Kayleigh Dray
25 May 2017

Fancy being paid to cuddle kittens all day long?

It’s time to quit your job and become a professional cat cuddler

by Kayleigh Dray
25 May 2017