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 […]
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 […]
Roger Mayne is one of the photographers that really inspired in my early years studying photography. His work documenting South Kensington’s Southam Street in the 1950’s was a brilliant depiction of a bygone age. A more innocent age where a middle aged male photographer could photograph children on the street unchallenged. He is unusual in his approach to street photography considering himself an artist, here he talks about his work: ‘Photography involves two main distortions – the simplification into black and white, and the seizing of an instant in time. It is this particular mixture of reality and unreality, and […]
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.
Bruce Gilden – Legendary Street Photographer I have always been a big fan of Bruce Gilden and his photography, when it comes to the genre of street photography there are few out there that would attempt to use his confrontational style of photography he gets incredibly close to his subjects and using a mixture off camera flash and natural light. It’s technically a very difficult technique to use but the results are stunning and inspiring: He has a lot to say about his approach to the medium: “I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve […]
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 […]