Straight from North London, here is another addition to Homeland 3, my attempt to describe my new homeland of London after 8 years spent in the British metropole.
This is to introduce a new category of photography projects entitled Days of Wonders that is dedicated to quick and dirty photography projects that usually start and end within 24 hours. Rather than projects they should be probably defined documentation attempts as they are the result of spontaneity rather than study.
The reason behind them are random encounters with something unexpected.
Here are the first two:
The existence of a micro-community of Routemaster lovers is something I never really considered, until the day I found myself surrounded by them.
During Purim, a celebration that usually takes place in March, the Jewish community enjoys the only moment during the year when colour appears in the neighbourhood.
The other day I was walking around Bermondsey (South London) when I found myself in front of the perfect addition to my Our Drinking Habits project: a miniature bottle of Absolute Vodka positioned on top of an electrical box. I hadn’t got my camera with me.
The following morning in Finsbury Park (North London) I found this.
That’s it. Finally I can put an end to the never ending review of images I produced during my trip to Iran last month. Here is a link to the final project, a sort of travelogue collection of pictures I titled The Islamic Republic.
The format is pretty simple a flux of images with some comments on different issues that got my attention, such as women, Death or Islamic Schools.
Back working on urban nature subjects on my series about integration and survival. I assume this interest in nature comes hand in hand with living in a big city such as London.
I became fascinated with the different ways nature has or was adapted to become part of our cityscape; here I investigate some of the the different forms it comes in: from the unwanted to the ceremonial or the ornamental.