These images documenting Rastafari Movement UK Emancipation Day Rally 2015 are part of an ongoing project documenting the streets of Brixton. The rally was organised by The Rastafari Movement UK meeting at Kennington Park. It is a hard religion to understand from a western perpective with a benign feel to it, the quote below is taken from there own publication documenting the event:| “The Rastafari Movement UK (RMUK), a small working group representing the major Mansions. Working in coordination with a range of Pan-African organisations the RM UK give thanks for the Almighty blessings and guidance that give us the strength […]
Category Archives: Documentary Photography
I was really blown over by the ShirleyBarker Exhibition when I visited the photographers Gallery last week, one of the most affecting exhibitions of street photography I have seen for quite some time, I can’t recommend it more highly. Baker’s photography captures a bygone era with a strong sense of community sprit and a feeling of Northern nostalgia. She began in the early sixties with a desire to capture the street life, but this soon turned into a larger project. Baker felt that she had almost a compulsion to record the face of a people at a time when their […]
This series is taken around Brick Lane over the Spring and Summer of 2014. One of the most diverse parts of London with an intoxicatingly eclectic mix of cultures that mingle and clash. The Sunday Market on Brick Lane really exemplifies the dichotomy of London Society. From the cut price car boot style market on Quaker Street with it’s stolen bicycles, full of poverty but not short of pride, exemplifying dying culture of traditional Eastenders to the food stalls and endless Indian Restaurants on the way to Spitafields Market that caters for an entirely different trendy culture of the Shoreditich.
This is a series of images that encompass more than 10 years documenting the parks of London, very much the antidote to my Underground series this represents the spaces were Londoners can relax and reflect.
These are a few images from an ongoing series of urban landscapes “Views of the City”. The idea is inspired by Chris Steel Perkins documentary book of Urban Landscapes “Fuji” in which he used the iconic mount Fuji as a backdrop for his images depicting contemporary Japan where tourism, farming, industry, religion, urbanization, locomotion, housing and recreation, traditional ceremony and religion all are framed by the potent national symbol of the mountain. “Fuji”. Steel Perkins was himself inspired by the famous book by nineteenth-century master printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, “36 Views of Mount Fuji”. These images will all be shot at […]