Unlike the majority of other London resident’s who can rarely find anything positive about the relentless rainfall that the UK’s capital city seems to be subjected to almost all the year round, photographer and Londoner Gavin Hammond has used them to create something truly artistic!
Hammond, who is also a writer, musician, producer and poet, has put together an amazing collection of pictures that show iconic London landmarks reflected in puddles.
There is something really magical about Hammond’s ‘London in Puddles’ collection, which I first saw on Flavorwire.com. I love the way he has used the light, depth and perspective in these images that for me have a real Narnia-esque feel to them and seem to take you by the hand into a parallel universe.
Flavorwire’s Emily Temple said that Hammond “uses his home city’s notorious flaw to highlight its beauty, shooting landmarks, foliage, and passerby in London’s ubiquitous puddles.”
The final photograph in his collection is an old ‘Singing in the Rain’ poster reflected in a puddle of course, wonderfully ironic, this brilliant picture captures the essence of the entire collection. If you like art and photography, then you will love ‘London in Puddles’! Continue Reading