Sometimes as a photographer you have one of those days where everything seems to fall into place. It was 5th November 2011, I had been tutoring a photography student in the morning and then made my way to St. Paul’s Cathedral to attend the Anti-Cuts rally which was encapsulated by the camp of tents that had been assembled outside the structure created by Christopher Wren. As is the case with most protests in London, the crowd was an eclectic mix of social activists, hard-core protesters and oddballs who like to dress up. What followed were three hours of the most prolific reportage photography I have captured in my career to date. The characters, atmosphere and setting were perfect, everything fell into place and it was one iconic image after the other. I look back at this collection of images with extreme pride and I think the quality speaks for itself.
- Reportage Photography and Photojournalism by London Photographer Louis Martins
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