I’ve not mentioned much about the London Safari Project here for a while. To date, it’s all be kept separate over at www.londonsafari.org
Once the exhibition launches we’ll feature the whole lot as a project here.
For anyone who doesn’t know what this is all about, study this image for a moment and then head over to www.londonsafari.org for a closer look. There’s still space at the exhibition launch night so get in touch if you want to come along.
This image is from a photo campaign for Tearfund UK. There is so much going on in your area, you just have to turn over a few rocks. In lining up all these separate shoots I discovered a teenagers steel pan band, an adult homeless shelter, a kids capoiera class, a furniture store giving away to the needy, and so much more. All this was within a couple of miles of my office and I met some really interesting people in the process. See some more of the images here
For those who don’t know: Volcano eruption in Iceland > Tons of ash in the atmosphere > Virtually all european airports closed > Thousands of people stranded/extending their holidays.
My friend pointed out the plane and we both had this strange feeling. We’d seen hundreds of planes crossing London yet this seemed really special. Like seeing a rainbow after a storm or a bird with a leaf in her mouth after the flood. We just watched it, a little speck symbolising; not triumph over nature but rather natures grace at allowing us to go about our business once again.
There’s so much to photograph in London. Most if not all of it has already been done by someone else. But that’s no reason not to get out there on a sunny day and shoot. Even if you end up creating something much like everyone else – at least you’ll have been outside, got some exercise and maybe you’ll have found something new and interesting to share. Get a better view here