Epping Forest by Richard Nicholson in London, UK

I took this picture yesterday at Strawberry Hill Pond in Epping Forest. To get there take the Central Line Tube east to Loughton, and then walk for about 15 minutes. Epping Forest is a vast and ancient English oak forest that stretches for 12 miles north east of London.

Name:Richard Nicholson

Place you live: Bethnal Green, London.

Place your photo was taken: Epping Forest, a 20 minute tube journey from where I live.

Can you sum up the place you live? Bethnal Green is real London, warts and all.

Occupation: Artist

Preoccupation: Swimming

A perfect day in London? Going to the forest.

If someone was visiting, what must they do? Join me in the forest.

A perfect meal? Mixed kebabs followed by Butter Chicken, Tarka Daal and lots of naan bread at the Lahore Kebab House on Umberston Street.

What is the best thing about your spot? I live high up so I can see everything.

What is the worst? The lift is always breaking.

A little known fact about where you live? Outdoor swimming in the middle of winter at the London Fields Lido.

Where is your favorite place in the world? Tokyo.

Who are your three favorite photographers? Right now I’m looking at Minor WhiteThomas Struth and Jem Southam.