This image was taken of the golden statue outside Buckingham Palace, the Queen Victoria Memorial, as I walked on my lunch break down through Green Park. My close friend’s grandfather was terribly ill at the time and I remember taking this picture to cheer her up. It ended up too dark in the end and I ended up sending her a much less sombre one, but I like the way it turned it out. It seems like the perfect darker side of a close angel watching over us, perhaps as though an eclipse was about to occur or a snowstorm begin. For me, it captures the statue in a perfect light in January.
The view of Tayyabs on Fieldgate Street, dubbed the best Indian restaurant in London, and the surrounding hierarchy of buildings in the very early hours of a frosty January morning, taken on my way to work. I love the light here – the warm amber glow of the streetlights, too early to be turned off, the sky still dark, but just getting light – you can’t tell whether this picture was taken in early evening in summer or in early morning in winter. I know it was the latter, and it feels all the more special for it.