As my time in London winds down, I'm beginning to remember what I loved about it in the first place. Unlike New York, Paris or LA I still find London to be a very grimy city. You bike to work and your snot is black. When you walk down the street people will very happily walk into you. People don't hold doors. The tube on a Tuesday morning is about the most unhealthy contraption I can imagine. It's just dirty. And compared to stainless steel counter tops and polished marble, there's something every once in a while refreshing about grime. I think these Will Robinson photos capture a little bit of that feeling. I pass the skyscraper in the third photo every day on my bike to work along the canal. Glad someone else appreciates it as much as I do.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
On the elevator yesterday I overhead one man remark that London is the most dangerous city in the world to bicycle. I have no doubt this is true. On a daily basis I feel like i'm battling the bus drivers and cabbies for space on the road. That said, biking is easily the most fun and fastest way around this town. Would never give it up. But, perhaps, armed with one of these, i'd find the roads a slighly safer place
Tuesday, 9 June 2009
Chris Craymer, out with a new book of photography called Romance. It is awesome. Accurately reflects the joy of being in your 20s and finding someone you love. Loving this quote:
Describe what you mean by 'pre-mortgage love'?
Chris Craymer: It is meant to be about that special time of an early romance when all is highly charged and also when one is free from expectations and any long term baggage. It is between two mature adults who have yet to encounter the constraints of responsibility. I believe everyone has experienced this at some point in their lives and some are constantly trying to discover it again
Thursday, 28 May 2009
Was able to sneak out to the Alexia Goethe gallery yesterday and hang out with Aditya Pande, the artist behind these works. Some are slightly troubled, but my feeling is that they accurately portray life in New Delhi these days (his home town and current location). Though I can claim to know very little of ND, Pande, who has exhibited in London and New York, seems to find inspiration in blurring modern graphic design with classic Indian colours and metaphors. Works for me. Check out the gallery if you're in the hood: http://www.alexiagoethegallery.com/x/default.html