It’s been a busy week for me. My parents were in London for the weekend, we’ve had some family events, I’ve started a fantastic new job and it’s all pretty fabulously hectic right now. For today, I’ll pass you over to Graham F Kerr‘s for a few of his photographs of the brilliantly eccentric people of Camden Town. I haven’t been up there in quite a while, but these shots make me want to schedule in a visit. I do miss a good night out with live music at the Dublin Castle after a day of lounging by the canal in the sun (which seems to have disappeared again) and picking out a few treasures from the market stalls. So, here we go, to Graham:
How is your week going? What have you been up to? Any exciting plans for the weekend?
After disappearing from the scene for a bit with a missing camera, Graham F Kerr is back in action. Yay! Here are a few of his infamously awesome Camden shots.
What did you all get up to over the weekend? Anyone do anything new or fun?
Can’t resist a great Graham F Kerr photo post, so that’s what you’re getting today – the latest from Graham’s Camden adventures in black and white. Enjoy and let us know which ones are your favourites!
Today is a Graham day! I always look forward to these, to putting together entries for you showing off some of Graham Kerr’s latest photographs. Have a lovely relaxing day (hopefully off of work) and enjoy!
If you have photos of London or Londoners that you’d like to share, add them to the Flickr pool!
You may have heard the story of Vivian Maiers, the street photographer whose brilliance was discovered only after her death. It started when John Maloof bid for a box of her negatives at a Chicago auction and started to uncover some stunning images. She left 100,000 negatives behind, like this one:
Vanity Fair wrote that Maier’s work was a “starkly moving reminder of how powerfully we all experience our lives, largely in isolation.”
She was fascinated by the people who lived on the margins of city society, the homeless and the elderly, and she captured them on film, a secret obsession of a carer with a very private life who was without family or lovers.
In 2011, the Guardian ran an article on her, writing that “The people that remember Maier – the Chicago families for whom she worked as a nanny in the 1950s and 1960s – recall a reclusive, eccentric individual, one who spoke in a thick French accent and wore a heavy overcoat and hat even in the height of summer.”
Graham F Kerr, my favourite Camden photographer, started a tribute group on Flickr dedicated to photographs in the style of Vivian Maiers. He’s given me permission to share the following shots of his own that were inspired by her work, life and vision.
If you liked these, check out some of Graham’s other work I’ve featured on LLO. Add your own London photos to the Flickr pool for a chance to be featured.