London by iPhone

London by iPhone

While I was bouncing around Europe, South Africa and Mauritius this spring – I came and went through the UK. Instead of crossing the pond to go back to the USA between every leg of my trip it was just easier and less time consuming to spend time with the friends that I have in London or out in the countryside.

It was also such a treat because some of my favorite people in the world are in the UK and seeing them often made me feel like I was at home in a way I don’t often feel as a nomad. In fact London, began to feel like home. Which was a welcome scenario when not having a home at all is the normal every day situation for me right now as a nomad.

Everywhere I went in London or outside of it, I took my trusty iPhone and snapped a few photographs. Just wanted to document life in a more photojournalistic way. Here are some of my snaps from London before the Olympics and Jubilee madness descended (which I am sure was quite cool not mad but you know what I mean):

I had a lot of pints of Guinness. It is my very favorite beer and while I hear it tastes best in Ireland, it tastes mighty fine in London as well! 😉

  • July 23, 2012

    Such pretty shots of my favorite place on the planet! London is such a photogenic place, whether it’s for its architecture, food, nightlife or urban art. Very inspiring!

    • July 24, 2012

      Awh! Thanks!! I am so glad you enjoyed the photographs. And I agree, London is a divine place. It won’t replace Paris for me, but I do love London.

  • July 24, 2012

    Just wonderful! Wish I could be there this Olympic year. And that picture of PIMM’s is making me thirsty – YUM! 

    • July 31, 2012

       I’m right with, Irene! I wish I could be there too, drinking Pimm’s 😉

  • July 24, 2012

    Hi Kirsten – Brilliant shots – I used to do a lot of street photography when I lived in london – Used to love the whole Urban exploring thing just going off with a camera and an oyster card, the photographic pops are one of the few things i miss about the big smoke.


    Ps – If you haven’t tried it yet check out 645 Pro for the iPhone, I think you may like it.

    • July 31, 2012

       Hi Tristan! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Have I ever told you how much I love that name?? Ever since Legends of the Fall. I’m sure you’ve heard that before though.

      Yes, wandering around a city simply taking pictures is one of my favorite things to do when I travel. I never tire of it. And London (the big smoke? Never heard that!) is one of the best cities to do that in.

      645Pro is a good app. You’re right!

  • July 24, 2012

    These are great images. The murals are very striking – I especially loved the man & dog on the blue wall. Thanks for sharing!

    • July 31, 2012

       Thank you, Diana! That man and dog mural is my favorite graffiti from London!

  • July 26, 2012

    Love that “i don’t know where this is taking me” photo..

  • July 27, 2012

    Wow. Seriously impressed those were all taken on your iPhone. I love the metro pics. Very cool.

    • July 31, 2012

       Thank you, Gina! I too love taking photographs in London’s Tube. There is always something to capture.

  • July 27, 2012

    Just came across your blog via Nomadic Matt and so glad I clicked through – you had me at the term iPhoneography! Love how you’ve captured all your adventures on your phone. Will definitely be visiting regularly for more eye candy.

    • July 31, 2012

       Hi Melanie! I’m so glad you stumbled over here via Matt! I was very thankful he listed me, a kind thing for him to do.

      Yes — this blog features images almost exclusively taken on my iPhone. Though, I do shoot with a Canon dSLR too. I sort of took it as a challenge upon myself to see if I could travel light with only an iPhone and so far it seems to be working out ok.

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!

  • July 28, 2012

    These are great – love the street art!  Especially the one with the girl’s face and the giant bird…

    • July 31, 2012

       Hi Callie! I love that mural too, it’s in Brick Lane and has been there for some time if you’re ever in that part of London, check it out.

  • August 02, 2012

    Kirsten, these pictures literally made me eyes water. They made me miss home so much. Love this. <3

  • August 03, 2012

    These photos are super amazing! your very talented! I recognised the one of the coffee tube ad straight away but you have really shown it from a different angle! nice work!

  • June 25, 2018

    Great article!
    I’m really impressed that you can take such great quality photos from a humble iPhone.
    Keep up the great work!!

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