This photo story starts with my badass 85 year old grandmother who has been flying around the world to visit her kids. She spent 6 months in London with my uncle and aunt, then flew over to visit us in Detroit for another six months. After her latest stint, she was flying back to Pakistan with a stopover in London. She asked me to accompany her to her first weeklong layover in London and that is how I ended up in England.
When I travel for fun, I like to bring a few rolls of film and one camera. This practice allows me to really get to know a camera and find creative solutions for working with the same film stock in varied conditions. For this trip, it was Fuji Pro 400h and a Leica M6. I shoot very differently when I am using a camera that isn’t part of my professional setup. It’s almost a trigger for my brain to shoot without any expectations. After dropping off my grandmother, my cousin and I decided to rent a car and sped outside the boundary lines of London for a weekend. Here are some photos from the solitude of the English countryside.