The winning image of the sixth London Photo Festival was shot with a Leica: under this year's festival theme of Street Photography, emerging photographer Mark Heathcote won first prize with his image Spotted on the Underground, depicting a lonely commuter in an underground carriage.
A red circular notice on the carriage window completely conceals the figure's face, almost giving him the appearance of an alien. The image was taken from a series exploring the anonymity and social isolation that is often present in densely populated urban areas in spite of people's close physical proximity.
Coming up next: Landscape Photography
The next London Photo Festival takes place from 16 to 18 October 2014, under the theme of Landscape Photography.
For further information visit London Photo Festival and Mark Heathcote