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London – home of the brash, outrageous and free

Passing though Oxford Circus in London at the weekend, on a brief visit home to celebrate my 40th birthday with family and friends I met Greg, the London Underground employee.

I asked him if I could take his photo and he said, in his most polite cock-er-ney accent; “How do you want me, straight on or profile.”

Greg the London Underground Employee, Oxford Circus tube station, London.

Greg the London Underground Employee, Oxford Circus tube station, London.

This was the profile shot. And as I took the photo, the lyrics of Morrissey’s Hairdresser on fire, went through my mind:

Here is London, Home of the Brash Outrageous and Free. You are repressed, but remarkably dressed.”

Here are a few more colourful characters at the Skatepark on the South Bank
Out and about in London with my camera and sketchbooks 

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2 Comments

  1. eastlondonillustrated October 3, 2013

    I’m not sure how, but i’ve never spotted Greg on my underground travels. Great picture and cracking use of a Morrissey lyric!

    • alidunnell October 5, 2013

      Thank you… The moment I spotted Greg, the Morrissey lyric jumped into my head and I thought I must get a decent photo, to illustrate the moment. If you pass through Oxford Circus, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for him.

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