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f235, Fuji 400
Leicester Square, London, June 2005
Leicester Square is where movies premiere in England. It’s where you see paparazzi flash and stars walking red carpets in true Hollywood style. There are even plaques with stars’ hand prints. There are four movie theaters around the square.
The night I shot this (it was about 9 p.m. and still very light…one reason I love England in the summer), the square was pretty crowded with cinema-goers, tourists, buskers and panhandlers.
The square was established in the mid-1600s when the 2nd Earl of Leicester built his home there. The surrounding area built up. The statue of William Shakespeare in the image was added in the 1800s.
I decided to include the newspaper, which I found on a bench, in the shot because I wanted to show how the small aperture creates a near-infinite depth of field. The only way to get this effect is either through a pinhole or to take multiple shots of the same scene that are then layered in post-production.