Sadly it's an occupational hazard that means I have to be in 99% of the photos on my Instagram feed, ruining the view as some might say.
Trust me, I'm much more comfortable behind the camera, but pictures of sunsets minus yours truly, doesn't keep the lights on at the Thompson household.
That said I'm a huge advocate of street photography. I've highlighted some of my favourite London Street Photographers and recommend you give them a follow on Instagram and tell them I sent you.
Fronted by my good pal Andrew Barber. Andrew is one of London's best street photographers and has accompanied me on many shoots. He really captures the essence of people when he looks their way.
Somehow he manages to distil every moment down to its finest millisecond. Always a pleasure and a privilege to be in this gentleman's company.
London based photographer David has an uncanny knack of capturing the most ostentatious and elaborate outfits on the London streets today.
It holds a great balance between staged and street photography. I often go to David's page to get inspiration for poses, angles and... well I was going to say outfits but a lot of those are just a bit too bananas for me.
Ran by my good friend Pete Brooker over at Human Research. He takes pictures of strangers, without permission he adds. Apparently one of the first person he asked if it was ok to take their picture turned him down flat. Today he tells me he can't face that level of rejection so has never asked permission since.
No London Street Photographer's list would be complete without the addition of Garcon Jon, AKA Jonathan Daniel Price.
I've always wanted to have a middle name. Makes you sound so much more dignified when people read it aloud.
Daniel is quite experimental with his lighting. Often seeking the less obvious angles. Such as car wing mirror reflections or interrupted spaces.
AKA Richard Harris. Has a very unique sense for capturing disturbed beauty. Almost like a magnet for identifying ones solitude.
His captions are also enchanting, lyrical, thoughtful and I'm just in love with this guy. His feed is a joy to get lost in.
Let me know if you have any other recommendations in the comment box below. Even if it's your own Instagram handle I'm always on the lookout for London Street photographers for personal paid lifestyle shoots.