Me and my camera in my home town, my capital city, my london
the connection between this week’s photographs is a geographical and a temporal one..all pictures featured were taken within minutes and metres of each other on Portobello market in Notting Hill. It might sound like a bad old chinese proverb but often the less you move, the more you see. London because of its diversity is also like travelling without moving. I like to watch as different cultures establish themselves, bringing their own way of doing things but also adopting the city’s attitude and vibe.
Julian Temple made a great found footage doc about how London’s changing immigrant population had evolved the city over the last 100 odd years. Its called London Babylon and a good film worth seeing. I am saying this because its true but also to make amends because I slagged off absolute beginners to high heaven in a restaurant unaware that the man I was sat four inches away from was old Julian himself until he tapped me on the shoulder and said “i directed that film”. Happy days