About three weeks ago I had an opportunity to finally go back to the capital and properly relax with like-minded friends whilst taking documentary photos of the streets and its dwellers. London has it all, hasn’t it just? The variety of people, their routines and buildings all observed to a favourite soundtrack of many different dialects of people walking around is definitely my kinda thing! As we visited the ever busy Borough Market, relaxed and laid back Tate Modern area and the surroundings of the Photographers Gallery, we had a chance to snap some really good moments of everyday lives. Have a look at some examples below.
Our walk ended with a true bombshell, though! The plan was to visit the ”Roman Vishniac Rediscovered” exhibition, yes, but it wasn’t to get completely blown away by its amazing examples of what could have been done with a very modest 35mm camera. In 30s/40s nonetheless!
Do have a look at the links above to dig into the exhibition from the comfort of your seat whilst you’re reading this and notice how powerful and mind-blowing the pieces are. Our favourite is the portrait of Sophie, a Jewish girl sat on her bed in a ghetto with the background of what I can only metaphorically compare to a shuttered childhood expressed by dusty, faded and dark clouds on the wall behind her… Book your ticket to see it for yourself and realise that what you’ve seen online is nothing in comparison to experiencing the images in person. The exhibition is THAT good simply put. We particularly enjoyed the fact that you could still see the negatives including the work done on them, the cropping and the outcome of the developing process. For passionate photographers, it was simply amazing. For anyone who appreciates art, easily highly recommended event to visit and for everyone else i.e. a humanist making their spiritual contribution to remembering the victims of Holocaust, a requiem. Whichever you are you’ll remember it forever. I know we will.
With special thanks to Glen and Stuart for coming along.