While street photography isn’t really my genre, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to go on the free #Streetlife ‘photo walk’ in Liverpool sponsored by FujiFilm and Clifton Cameras, and lead by Matt Hart. I’ve a lot of time for Matt’s work, and never really explored Liverpool, so far too good an opportunity to miss.
A bright sunny early autumn day saw close to 100 photographers of all ages turn up at the Albert Dock, sporting everything from Fuji CSC cameras, big Canikon DSLRs, right down to just iPhones and iPads. After a brief intro by Matt, we all set out along the waterfront, but quickly split up into smaller groups as we roughly followed the preset circular route, taking in highlights like Bold Street, the ‘bombed out church’ (St Lukes) and the beautiful Georgian Quarter. We didn’t stay too long around Lime Street Station as there was a political demonstration going on that could have turned nasty, so headed on past the Central Library, the shops of Liverpool One, and back to the waterfront area – in total a very enjoyable 4 miles or so, over 6 hours. All in all a great day out, and I have a good number of photos I’m happy with – mostly ‘characters’ but also some cameo shots of some of the buildings and sights in a fine city.
I don’t think there’s any doubt that I will be back to Liverpool again soon!
EDIT – all photos taken with the remarkable 90mm f2 Fuji XF lens and X-T1 camera.