Saturday afternoon by david malcolmson

Walking through Covent Garden I saw these two gentlemen enjoying the afternoon sunshine. I liked the expression of reflection on the face of the gentleman in the foreground.


  • jotography
    jotographyabout 7 years ago

    Brilliant moment. I do love the range, this puts them in a classic, timeless frame.

  • Paul Morley
    Paul Morleyabout 7 years ago

    David, I’ve just had a chance to look through your portfolio and I’m impressed by the standard and quality of your images. Every image tells a story and your style is one of the best I’ve seen for reportage/street photography. I’m reminded of the work of Henri Cartier Bresson who reputedly had a special skill for capturing the decisive moment, well you have that and more with these perfectly timed shots that capture mood and atmosphere of real people living out their real daily lives. If you knew me you would know I’m not usually one to enthuse or lionise in this way but really, your work is fantastic. As good as if not better than the aforementioned HCB.

    It’s such a shame that you lost so many images but I hope you continue to take more.

  • david malcolmson
    david malcolmsonabout 7 years ago

    Thank you Paul for these extremely kind words.

  • Rosina  Lamberti
    Rosina Lambertialmost 7 years ago

    Fantastic B&W work!

  • Tony Ryan
    Tony Ryanalmost 7 years ago

    So much power can come from slowing down to really see others.

  • Thank you, Tony. The strange thing is, looking again at the image, I seem to gain a more holistic impression of the gentleman at the back, even if I can’t see his face.

    – david malcolmson

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 6 years ago


  • Colin S Pearson
    Colin S Pearsonover 5 years ago

    I agree with Paul Morley above, that your style is one of the best that I have seen for reportage/street photography, but I too would rate your work above the much touted “timing” of Henri Cartier Bresson. I can’t quite see the “emperor” HCB’s clothes. I think you’re (rightfully) wearing them!

  • david malcolmson
    david malcolmsonover 5 years ago

    Colin I am overwhelmed by the generosity of your view of my work. When I took these shots I was a bit of an innocent, totally devoid of ambition to shine as a photograher, but always drawn to the humanity of others.If I succeeded in capturing something of the essential humanity of others I am happy to have achieved that.

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