Sunday, August 26, 2012

Hackney1000



Last weekend I was asked to photograph Hackney1000, an annual community fundraising event for Hackney Quest, a charity that aims to create better futures for some of Hackney's young people.

It was a delight, on a steaming hot day like no other this summer, with kids chasing down the miles to reach their aim of 1000 charity miles.  A band of the Olympic Opening Ceremony dancers jigged their way around the park, followed by swing dancing classes. Kids played table tennis and raced away on gym equipment.   BBQ tucker and a community cake stall fed hungry tummies and it was all beautifully set off by Candice's Stitch Kitchen bunting, lovingly made by volunteers to dress up the event.

Get involved next year!

Audition


Clerkenwell dance academy, taken through the window.

Late night games


Old Turkish game, men only, after the shops have closed.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

glimpses from a weekend



A real treat.

Ads in Haggz


Adam, the Brit, and probably the most intelligent man I know, drinking a craft beer at my local. He's gone back to NZ now of course. Till next time dear Adam and Liz, till next time.

Shoreditch street art




Never fails to surprise me. It's a playground out there and I love it.  Adam, Liz and I walked Brick Lane sniffing out vintage and watching a Stereolab instore at Rough Trade. It's good to be young.

Flora and fauna


This pot plant is twenty years old. It takes up one wall in my local Chinese takeaways and is visible through the windows to the street. It seems to be fitting in fine. Respect.

Regent's Canal










Love my canal walk. Today the towpath was dotted with characters - the painter, the fishers (for what?), the weed smokers, the house boaters...  Wild lilac, dog shit, wood smoke and canal waters fragranced the air (heady, I tell you).  The sun was gracing us with its presence. I've missed that warm glow. Overnight frog green scum had covered the Angel end leaving it lovely and mysterious.  It's just glorious.  One of the most special things about London. Oh and can I just say, I had my NPR hearing voices podcast in, another profound, sensory radio documentary on music and memory.  96 tears...  Recommended. 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Evening, near the coast


Photographing a friend in the English countryside as night falls.  As you do.