Waiting one evening at London Bridge station, I spotted this lady and her dog in their matching coats. And when I realised they were catching the same train as me, I got into their carriage.
Sometimes it’s worth risking some embarrassment for a picture. It was straightforward to ask and receive permission to take photos. But sitting on the floor of a busy train, camera in hand, attracted a lot of unwanted attention.
Why sit on the floor? For a dog’s eye view – I feel it’s lazy and patronising to take photos looking down on a dog. Sitting also helped to keep the camera steady. On a dark November evening, with Tri-X 400 film in my camera, the shutter speed would have been 1/15th of a second.
Have you risked embarrassment for a photo? If you’d like to share your story I’d be glad to hear from you.
To see more pictures from my Town Dogs series, follow the link to the Gallery on my website.