This image was nominated for the Pay Forward group by SeanOlio (http://www.redbubble.com/people/seanolio). He wrote:
“I would like to nominate David Malcolmson’s photo London Tourists
This is an extraordinary image in its own right, and has a justified place in the history of that great art form – street photography. On the one hand, it seems hard to believe that the image is approximately 41 years old, but on the other hand it is hard to escape the conclusion that it is very much a product of its time. It seems to me that works like this just aren’t being casually made anymore, so we should celebrate fine examples like this one and use them as inspiration so that we can re-ignite the flame that once powered our candid street photographers.”
Possibly the strangest photograph I have ever taken. It was late afteroon and I was approaching the entrance to Piccadilly Station when I saw these people gazing at the local sights. I was extremely lucky to have just one frame of film left. The light was getting dim so I shot at full aperture and prayed everything would turn out all right.. Thankfully it did! London, 1967.