|"He can be stately and dignified."|
|"He understands the poetics of space."|
London Is My Boyfriend is a half-joking, half literal love letter to the city. It started with photographs of a few famous landmarks, then of curious art and surprising buildings, happened upon during the blogger's daily life.
|"He's prone to flights of imagination."|
|"He has his own ways of telling time."|
Photos are a great way to keep a record, but it's hard for an artist to keep from expressing love for a beautiful city in the way they know best.
Photo reference helps, but whether drawing from life or a photo, try laying pen to paper without a preliminary sketch. While inaccurate at first, this method can help you capture more of the feeling of a place.
Sometimes thinking of a city as a person helps in writing about it. All the scale and complexity of the place is still there, but in a smaller shape, a little easier to describe. It's also a good thought to hold in our minds as we walk around and get to know this new friend a little better.