"The word 'street' can be a bit misleading," says Julian, since your subject doesn't have to be walking down the street. "These are often the worst people to ask because they're in the process of going somewhere." Instead, Julian advises looking for people who aren't in a rush, who might be happy to spend five minutes with you. In particular, he recommends searching for potential subjects in places where people are typically waiting around – bus stops, taxi ranks or train stations.
"Shopkeepers are also great, as they're often in interesting environments," he adds. "Don't go on a Saturday morning when they're super busy though." When choosing a subject, think about how you could incorporate their environment into the image to tell a story about them. The brightly coloured flowers, for example, provide a perfect backdrop for Julian's image of florist Marcia Wood (pictured top), who moved to Bath from London with her husband, a tree surgeon, about four years ago. "She had a gregarious personality and was excited to be photographed," says Julian.