London’s faraway beauty, as snapped by Laurent Dequick

Laurent Dequick, London series
Laurent Dequick, London series

Having moved from Cornwall to York, my exposure to city living wasn’t exactly vast before I decided to live in London after university. Paid a typical PR pittance and living briefly in a zone 3 glorified squat before running to the confines of Surrey to sponge off my extremely hospitable aunty and uncle, I didn’t hold the city in high regard for a while…

Laurent Dequick, London series
Laurent Dequick, London series

A few years on, everything is just fine and dandy, and dare I say it? I love London. I love the people watching, I love the quirky food scene, I love the fact that my pals and I can do something totally different from one night to the next. If you’d talked to me three years ago, when I was going to a pretty unfriendly pub to go to the toilet (my £60-a-week hovel didn’t have such luxuries) and eating tins of baked beans for dinner, you’d never believe I could do such a violent 180, but I seriously love this place. Not in an I’m-never-leaving kind of way, but in a I’ve-stopped-expecting-it-to-have-all-the-benefits-of-village-life kind of way. Even for someone as averse to crowds as I, there’s comfort in the constant noise and beauty in the busy-ness.

French photographer Laurent Dequick snaps this perfectly. A single still rarely conveys everything that’s happening, so he doesn’t limit himself to just one. Multi-layering his work, you can feel the activity in them. Personally, I prefer the views from afar, like the ones below.

He travels all over the world, capturing cities in a similar way; I just find the London series embodies a distant beauty I really like.

Got any more cityscape photographers I should follow? Let me know.

Laurent Dequick, London series
Laurent Dequick, London series
Laurent Dequick, London series
Laurent Dequick, London series
Laurent Dequick, London series
Laurent Dequick, London series
Laurent Dequick, London series
Laurent Dequick, London series

 


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