Emeryville – Afternoon Strolls

I took part of an afternoon to have a stroll through the Emeryville shopping district. I was captivated first in conversation, and then behind the lens by a young woman working in one of the shops. She had a really lovely sense of herself, and her weight in the world. A beautiful smile and inquisitive eyes. On my way out I spotted a young woman, looking absolutely stunning, a ray of sunlight against a chilly afternoon. At the moment I find myself writing less and seeing more-My images replace that of  voice, speaking of the travels and faces that most captivate and intrigue.



The Moments that exist in-between



Burst of Sunshine



Oxford Street UK-A Change of Pace

Yesterday I bid goodbye to the family friends I was traveling with and joined up with several of my girlfriends today.
We headed out after midday to have a little shopping fun on Oxford Street and beyond. I was taken back at how familiar the area felt to me….I could have been standing on Market in downtown San Francisco, just without the salty air. Again I have to allude to my appreciation of the sexy accent that permeates my experience of London. It’s just such a lovely switch up to the language I was raised to speak.
Within moments of our arrival, the girls and I popped into a sweet little shoe shop…where a few of us indulged.
I loved the simple, and light designs, and fell in love with a pair of poco dot flat sandals.
Moving on there were lots of interesting shops and people watching to be had.
There was also a fair deal of very awe inspiring window shopping.
I have to note that as a general observation, the target audience that I have been photographing falls around my generation in age. It would be nice to think of my blog as being multidimensional and inclusive of all generations. So today I made the attempt to train my eye to see beyond my comfort zone. Many times I will not ask a person if they mind being photographed for fear of rejection. But as I continue with this blog, I find it easier and more enjoyable to talk with people and to have a feeling for the individual’s out there secretly waiting for someone to notice them….I know that there is a part of me that is always waiting to be discovered.

Neon lights!


Beautiful contrast…


Jubilee appreciation for the queen




The pose