Nathan’s Pies and Eels- even the sign on its own and an empty shop would have been worth a shot. But when I scuttled past and saw this queue outside, I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to capture it.
I was hurriedly following two mates in their desperate quest for pints before a West Ham – Manchester United game. The pub on the corner of Green Street and Barking Road was rammed to the gills so we had to look further afield for our pre-match refreshements.
As I saw this scene, I knew it was an unmissable shot but had to get an angle that didn’t have any pedestrians in it, and get the whole of the shop sign in frame. Stepping backwards out into the road is not something I make a habit of…
It’s a far from perfect shot- you’ll notice the pavement is lurching somewhat, and the quality of the light didn’t really add anything dynamic. I thought the mono treatment might help it some.
But it’s still one of my favourite pics from recent weeks!