Many moons ago I was a policeman in London, and every so often as a young uniformed officer I was sent to The Mall for some major event, such as The Trooping of the Colour. I really enjoyed those occasions because I had the opportunity to interact with people from all over the globe, and I learnt a lot about them and their cultures as they did about ours. This photograph of a young police officer taken by British photographer Rob Crossingham reminded me of those far off happy days.
So, apart from the emotional connection with this image, why do I like it. First of all, I like the composition of the shot, how it draws us into the centre of attention, the police officer. Then, by converting it to black and white you get a symmetry in tone of the clothing and the hair of the four people whose backs we see. All in all, a well seen and captured photograph.
Rob is a street photographer who captures scenes around London that most people probably don't even see as they pass through the city. Please use the link above to see the image on Flickr and take your time to browse through the rest of his work, I'm sure you'll like what you see.
You can also engage with Rob through his Instagram account