London Street Photographs – the Scottish army
Some recent shots of terrifying looking Scottish football supporters in London.
One day during August, I was on a bus heading into the city to take some architectural shots with my new Nex system, when while passing Trafalgar square, I became aware of a commotion. Well somewhat more of a commotion – more of a full scale riot, except that everyone was wearing blue and many had kilts on. This it turned out was a visitation from our friendly Scottish neighbors, in London for the England-Scotland footer friendly the next day. They looked incredibly fierce, but the scene looked interesting, so I hopped off, screwed in the excellent 60mm Sigma lens, and started mingling.
Like many Brits, I have had a bit of a problem with street photography, since to do it properly, it requires some level of interpersonal interaction – something we English like to avoid wherever possible. It was impossible here to avoid interaction – but to my relief, the fans were all a) sober, and b) quite pleasant, while at the same time being c) utterly crazed on the subject of Scotland and their football team. They all were fine with being photographed, and in general made photogenic, if frightening subjects. See what you think.
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