London From Morning To Midnight

With an eye for the quietly beautiful details of daily life, California-based photographer Jay Kim specializes in lifestyle and documentary photography.

After travelling through New York, Copenhagen and Berlin, Kim shared the last stage of her trip with us, allowing us to glimpse the pulsating rhythm of a day in the London. From the banks of the Thames to Notting Hill, via Camden Town and Hyde Park, Kim’s eye is drawn to moments of contemplative calm amidst the bustle of the infinitely varied British capital. In the following series she allows us to vicariously experience its mood on an overcast Saturday.

9 AM – Saturday morning, I arrive in central London and am greeted with unpredictable stormy clouds. Quite typical of London.

9:50 AM – I wanted to take a quick walk along the south bank of river Thames while the weather is still dry.

10:45 AM – After the walk, I hop on a double-decker bus up to the Camden Market. When you walk through the streets of Camden, you can feel that punk never really grew out of this town.

1 PM – To my surprise, the weather is still dry. So I decide to walk through Regent’s Park, all the way down to Hyde Park.

3:10 PM – I keep walking through Hyde Park towards Portobello Road Market. Notting Hill, just like the movie, is full of charm with street buskers and rare find antiques.

6 PM – Stormy clouds start creeping in and within five minutes, the downpour begins. I quickly hop on a bus to keep myself dry until the heavy rain fades away.

10PM – After a long day of wandering about the city, I’m ready to head back to my place and give my feet some rest.

All images © Jay Kim