Brick Lane: Look up, young man, and you will be surprised what you see
Not so much Photomonth for me: More like Brick Lane week. Photomonth and the Leica store in Dray Walk is an opportunity to gorge on the delights. Yet I normally visit Brick Lane in East London every couple of weeks because it is a wonderful spot for impromptu street photography (when I'm in the mood, that is). The whole area sparkles, from incredible wall art to eclectic stores and über-cool visitors. It's sometimes a mistake, though, to focus just at street level because the Lane is a vertical as well as a horizontal canvas. Keep looking up and you will be surprised what you find.
Here is Buzz Lightear handling a perilous situation way above Brick Lane and out of the view of all save the most curious. Unfortunately the humble 35mm Summicron on the Leica new Leica M-P is ostensibly far too wide for a high-up capture like this. All is not lost, however. A very hefty crop snatches a semblance of victory from the jaws of defeat.