Melting Pot by Henry Knock in London, UK

London-based photographer, Henry Knock has a style that’s so edgy-cool. We love the way he explores architecture and urban London with a cinematic approach. Inspiring and creatively unique, this feed is not one you’ll want to miss. Follow along at @knockoclock.

Name:Henry Knock

Place you live: London, UK

Place your Instagrams were taken? Majority of shots taken in London

Can you sum up London? A melting pot of all nationalities and a fantastic blend of old and new architecture.

What is a perfect day in your spot? Any day that’s sunny. We don’t get much sun in London, but when we do it’s one of my favourite places in the world. 

How long have you been using Instagram? Three years

Do you shoot with your phone or other cameras or both? I used to only ever shoot iPhone only up until last summer when I purchased my Fuji X100S. I love it and would say 99% of my work is now taken using that.

What is your editing process? I try not to go too heavy with my edits, rarely use filters and just do a few saturation/brightness/contrast tweaks using either VSCO or Snapseed. I’m a fan of the re-touch app too and often take out little bits that may be distracting.

Do you create images outside of Instagram? Yes, I work freelance as a photographer so anything I’m commissioned for.

Has Instagram/phoneography affected how you shoot? I now see things in squares! I shoot full frame as I like to have a bit of leeway when editing but I’m always taking the square crop into consideration when I take the original shot.

Can you give a couple tips to aspiring Instagram photographers? Try not to be too governed by likes and post what you like rather than what you think will be popular on Instagram. In time you’ll grow a following of people that genuinely like what you do. Other than that, have fun as that’s what will shine through in your work.

Who are your three favorite Instagrammers? @cschoonover for his portraits, @rdstaley for his candid street shots, @finn for his landscapes.

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Name:Henry Knock


Best place to eat:

Dim sum from Shanghai Dalston

Best place to drink:

The Adam and Eve

Best outdoor activity:

Can I count taking photos? If not, cycling!

Must do:

The view from the top of Saint Paul‘s is amazing and the best view of London in my humblest of opinions – 360 degrees and open air!

Local tip:

Make sure you don’t stand on the left when on the escalators on the Underground, Londoners can get really huffy when they have to slow down!