Oxford Street Photos
Oxford Street is a major shopping street in London, though not the most expensive or fashionable, and part of a larger shopping district with Regent Street, Bond Street and other smaller nearby streets. Oxford Street is home to major department stores and numerous brands' flagship stores, as well as hundreds of smaller shops. For many British chain stores, their Oxford Street branch is regarded as their 'flagship' store and used for celebrity launches and promotions. Most shops open 10am until 6 or 7pm. Many also open on Sunday from 12 to 6pm with late nights on Thursday.
Oxford Street with jam-packed crowds of shopping people offers numerous opportunities for street photography. Oxford Street pictures on this website show what is typical for this busy street – a great concentrations of human life and activity.
Reportage photography puts emphasis on your observation and anticipation; nothing is planned and you need also some luck to find interesting images. Our Oxford Street images illustrate standard working procedures used when shooting urban life. You have to shoot quickly and be unobtrusive so that people in the picture will not be looking towards camera.
The idea is to capture natural flow of people and traffic and not to draw attention to you. It is crucial to be prepared to react instantly when something unexpected or out of the ordinary happens; the opportunity for an interesting image may only last a very short moment or so.