'Like it's politicians and wars, society has the teenagers it deserves' 

© Ronya Galka

Here’s a thanks for a summer I won’t forget in a hurry…

© Ronya Galka

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icantaffordaleica asked:

Amazing and truly inspiring photos, Ronya! Please keep doing what you're doing :)

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Cheers!

BTW, I hope that you’ll manage to get the funds to go out and buy a Leica real soon! 

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mooooooooooooooooooooooooooosick asked:

I saw your work on that uk street photography blog. Nice to see such brilliant work.

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Thank you so much!

If you’re into street photography you should check out the tumblr feeds of some of the other members of the London Street Photography Collective too: 

Markos Gorges: http://street-traveller.tumblr.com

Kin Chan:  http://kinchanphotography.tumblr.com

Sam Burton: http://samburtonphoto.tumblr.com

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shouldibeable asked:

I love London with all my strength (but I never went to it), and when I see your photos I get more excited and more willing to go there.

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Thank you so much. I hope that you get to experience it first hand real soon!

'Never hide your wings, for without them you would not have flown above your past' 

© Ronya Galka

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nysa777 asked:

Your work is simply marvellous! Couldn't hold myself to drop a comment! Cheers..

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I really appreciate it- thank you for stopping by!

'No matter where I'm bound- I still carry you around'

© Ronya Galka

Part of my ongoing ‘I will never know all there is to know’ series.

'And when you find me then you’ll search no more’

© Ronya Galka

And then there are those moments that you don’t fully appreciate until they’ve become a memory…

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fotoforays asked:

Your work appeals to me on every level. I'm usually a fan of colour photography, but your black and whites are absolutely captivating with their clarity and moods. Do you ever ask, or feel you have to ask, people for their permission to take their picture? Just curious... Capturing people unawares is at least half the beauty in these shots. You have a new fan :)

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Thank you for your kind words.

For my street work I don’t ever ask for permission or interact with the subject in any way before taking the shot. I don’t ever feel like I should either.

Capturing the moment is so important when it comes to street photography and announcing the shot simply would not work. As for colour photography, recently I have been finding myself shoot more and more in colour. Watch this space, I might post a few :)

'And the days dwindle down to a precious few' by Ronya Galka

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mcslothin asked:

To the guy who claims he is a photographer and that shooting manual is the only way to take a photograph properly. You're wrong, and if you were a real photographer you would understand. Yes, in manual you do have more control over the exposure of the image but the camera doesn't point itself. The camera doesn't see a photograph, the photographer does. You can have your settings down and get the perfect exposure every time, but if your composition is off you won't get a good photograph, period.

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Yep, I second that.

'Wild Wander' by Ronya Galka