Sunday Snapshots

Red House in Spitalfields

Hello everyone!

I hope you’re having a lovely weekend?

I’m sharing some Sunday Snapshots today, for the first time in absolutely ages.  These are some of my favourite iPhone snaps I’ve taken from my travels and wandering over the last 8 weeks or so, and it’s nice to curate a little collection to see what I’ve been up to.  We often forget how awesome these cameras are on our phones now, but they’re so much handier than lugging a big DSLR around!

Scroll down to see a little explanation underneath each photo!

Vintage dresses at Brick Lane

I went the Norwich University of the Arts Fashion Graduate show in London last week.  In the past I’ve done some guest lecturing for the Fashion and Communications course, so it was lovely to get an invitation to see the catwalk show and the exhibition.  It was at the Truman’s Brewery, which is in my favourite spot in London, Spitalfields.  Whilst I love the perfect, floral adorned shop fronts in Chelsea, and the chocolate box pastel town houses, I feel so much more at home in the grittier, more industrial area of Spitalfields, with it’s grand, elegantly peeling facades.

If you love vintage clothing, Brick Lane is the place to go.  I must have gone into 8 or 9 different vintage shops, before going into the Brick Lane Vintage Market, a maize of different stalls that you can get lost in for an hour.  If you love 80’s vintage denim, sportswear, band t shirts and sequins, then Brick Lane is the place for you.  I took this snap above on one of the stalls that sells beautiful coded dresses and kimonos from the 1930’s to 1950’s, all displayed dreamily according to colour.

Climbing pink clematis

The most amazing clematis, spitted in Beer, Devon a few weeks ago.  It had double petals, I’ve never seen one like it before.  It cascaded down an old flint wall, on a steep footpath down to the beach.

Coloured tiles

Incredible mosaic tiles spotted in Spitalfields.

Flower Market

Good old Norwich flower stall, on the corner on the market – always worth a quick snap!

The Lake District

The Lake District

The beautiful Lake District, where I assisted on a shoot back in April.  These snaps were taken at about 7am, and it was absolutely stunning.  The top pic of the camera was taken on portrait mode on my iPhone Plus.

Mint green facade in Hoxton

I stayed at my friend’s house in Islington the night before the Graduate Show, and in the morning, rather than trying to fight my way onto a crammed tube, I decided to walk.  Walking through London is the best way to find any hidden gems, like this gorgeous minty green facade I saw in Hoxton.

Morris Minor

A big thank you to my friend Julia for pointing this beauty put to me.  We met up for a coffee in Spitalfields last month, and we went for a wander with our cameras.  I loved Morris Minors when I first learned to drive (back in the Dark Ages!), and now they’re trendy again!  I love everything about this one, with it’s battered green bodywork and canvas roof.

Red House in Spitalfields

This fabulously peeling and crumbling red facade is also in Spitalfields, and fun fact, it has been used in lots of filming, including Luther!  I stumbled upon it a few years ago, but it’s always worth going to see if I have time before my train.  Be warned though, when I went last week there were road works all in front of it!

Striped deckchairs

Another snap from Beer, in Devon.  What a fab name for a tiny seaside town, I did have fish and chips and a beer whilst I was there, and can confirm it was delicious!  Anyway, it had the loveliest collection of faded stripey deckchairs, all sat empty watching the evening sun fade.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my little collection of snapshots, and I hope it proves that you don’t need a big fancy camera to take nice pics.

Enjoy your Sunday, I have a tired girl who was out all day yesterday, but the sun is shining and I’m cooking us a roast dinner!  If you missed my last post, you can see it here!

Tamsyn x

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3 Comments

  1. 9th June 2019 / 11:46 am

    What fabulous pictures! So excited to be working with you on our next shoot for the magazine. They are going to be so AMAZING if these images are anything go by!! Can’t wait!!

  2. 9th June 2019 / 9:32 pm

    The first photo of Spitalfields just stopped me in my tracks. It’s absolutely stunning and reminded me very much of the novels of Dickens. All the photos you shared are very lovely.

  3. Janet Squires
    11th June 2019 / 8:23 pm

    Lovely a always Tamsyn. Thank you for sharing. XX

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