This series is provoked by the multiple terrorist attacks in London that spilled blood of innocents in 2017. I could not come to terms with the fact that it was manifested by some who shared the same space in this multicultural city that is called home by such a diversity of people across the world. It compelled to me move out of studio work and connect with the people of the city, to find out which places in the city they connect to, to rediscover the places we love and remind ourselves what this city means to us. I, therefore, left my DSLR behind and picked up a Polaroid camera – to give it a physical symbol that goes with you as a sitter and with me as a photographer to spread the sentiment.
If you’d like to participate, please contact me.
Now meet some of your fellow Londoners.
Agata loves her kitchen. Every bad day she returns home in Battersea and forgets her difficulties as she dives into the recipes and endless cooking. [19/10/2017]
Philip loves walking in Kensington Gardens. He gets to embrace the piece of nature there so oblivious to the busy city-life. [25/11/2017]
Dryden has developed an intimacy with the spot in front of King’s College Waterloo campus where he waits for his girlfriend Jill to finish her class and meet him. [10/02/2018]
Jill moved to London an year back from Canada and was excited to see the Southbank area which she had seen in the film ‘Love Actually’. Finally a fantasy has become real to her. [10/02/2018]
Raquel moved to London an year back and fall in love with Dalston. The little hidden gems like this abandoned warehouse gives her hope to build a community for young artists in need for space. [24/02/2018]
Imperial War Museum takes Elvis back to his time as a soldier witnessing the horrors of war up close. He now works as a documentary film-maker actively capturing areas of the society seeking our attention and kindness. [25/02/2018]
Sasha found a deep connection at this yoga studio in Covent Garden, specially working with Emi and attending her classes. She believes they are all trying to become better people both physically and spiritually. [25/02/2018]