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Local Legend – Polly Rusyn (UK)

Polly has taken her passion for photography and turned it into an award-winning career with a focus on street photography. Being a true Londoner, not only will Polly help you take incredible street photos, but you will also be guided through the streets of London, learning about this incredible city’s culture and people.

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Local Legend Profile

Introducing our Local Legend Polly Rusyn, street photographer on our Street Snaps tour

Polly’s story

Polly is a vibrant, warm and fun person with an infectious energy and a huge passion for life and photography. Her career began as a graphic designer but her love for travel led to her quitting her desk job and embarking on a trip around the world initially to explore and subsequently as a Tour Leader for several years. Remaining in the travel industry, Polly fed her creative appetite through photography and her hobby grew until she finally took a leap of faith in 2015 and successfully transitioned her passion into her profession. Polly is based in London and specialises in street photography, running regular workshops, and giving talks about street photography including at the National Geographic Traveller Masterclasses. Her work has been published internationally, she is a brand ambassador for Fujifilm, and is one of a hundred women featured in the first book dedicated to women street photographers. Polly’s energy and passion for all things behind the camera shines through in her guided Street Snaps experiences, she’ll introduce you to parts of London only unravelled by a local and share brilliant tips allowing you to return home with your own collection of street snaps.

During this unique, guided city tour you can expect to discover an authentic local side of London so often missed on the tourist trails. Polly will give you a comprehensive introduction to street photography.


  • Meet Polly, a passionate street photographer and tour guide
  • Receive expert guidance, improve your photography skills and receive feedback as Polly takes you on a street photography tour through London
  • Discover the streets, culture and people of London as you follow true Londoner, Polly 
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Polly says

I dream about photography, travel as much as possible, eat too much cheese, watch way too much Netflix, and laugh at my own jokes. I am passionate about photography in general and street photography in particular, and love sharing my knowledge with others.