Paul Baldesare is a professional photographer, who was born and still live and work in London as a photographer and teacher. His work has been published and exhibited in a variety of different fields with some of it finding its way into public and private collections. Most of his photography is shot candidly. This allows him to be more spontaneous and objective to the subject.

Visitors to London from home and abroad follow a well trodden route of ‘must see tourist attractions’ in and around Central London. These normally include the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye. Also during this period annual events such as the London Marathon and The Trooping of the Colours will swell the number of tourist’s visiting the capital. They come armed with cameras, maps and packed lunches to take in the sites and savour the atmosphere of this ‘pastiche’ that is part of ‘Cool Britannia’ the real London?

The majority of these street pictures were taken over a three month period during and before the London Olympics of 2012 and additional images added up until the summer of 2014 to complete the project.