I know the layout is not the same as the famous album cover, but I’ve often looked at this alley in Preston and thought how similar it is. The light has the same quality, there’s the lamp, the stonework, it’s just got the same feel.
This particular morning, couldn’t believe my luck when I saw this guy leaning on the wall. OK, he’s not got blonde hair and a guitar, but it’s as good as it gets. I stand across the street and take a test shot to get the exposure right, I’m doing everything in manual in this light, and just as I decide I’ve got it right, he takes a long drag, and throws his head back. Got it ! Oh yeah, this is why I love street photography, 99% of the time you get rubbish, but so, so worth it for that 1% that works.