I work in Brick Lane, London which is conveniently close to Spitalfields Market. The Market has been around since the time of the Great Fire of London and is always an interesting place to visit.
I dropped in for 30 minutes on my lunch breaks on Thursday and Friday. On these days the Market is full of stalls selling antiques and records respectively. There are no shortage of interesting people to photograph.
I shot with the Fuji X-T2 and Fuji 56mm and Fuii 23mm and used the ACROS Fuji Film Simulation.
Spitalfields Market - Antique and Vintage
I waited patiently for a candid photograph of this trader bartering with a customer. Eventually he spotted me and asked if I needed anything. I don't always approach the subjects but on the occasions that I have in the market the stallholders have been very happy to allow photographs and even pose.
I tend to hold the X-T2 at waist height and use the articulating LCD screen to frame and focus. The 23mm and 56mm are failry subtle lenses and after a shot time people seem to stop noticing me.
Spitalfields Market - At Night
The Market is open from 9-5pm and in the winter it takes on a different feel as it gets dark.
Spitalfields Market - Music
Spitalfields Market has a large number of stalls selling music in all formats from vinyl to CDs it is very popular with crowds of people thumbing through the stacks of records. Stalls usually have record players and all genres of music can be enjoyed as you wander through the Market.