This was from a series of photographs I took in The City. I was trying to capture some generic corporate photographs that would show corporate life in The City. This was taken in Leadenhall Street and I had the shot framed but was waiting to get the right business man to walk through the shot, whilst praying the sun would stay out and that the traffic lights would stay red, keeping the traffic out of the frame. What is interesting is that I feel the sunlight bouncing off the chrome railings gives the photograph ‘The City’ atmosphere I was after, but it was rejected by one picture library because of lens flare.
Grantly Lynch © City photographer London 2010