Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Vivian Maier now in London

Back in January I wrote about the remarkable discovery of Vivian Maier, a Chicago nanny and amateur photographer whose archive has turned out to include some of the finest street photography of the mid-20th century.

I'm delighted to report that after a successful showing of her work at the Chicago Cultural Center, an exhibition of 48 of her prints, some of her silent films and a number of her personal possessions has now come to London.

See it this week at the German Gymnasium as part of the London Street Photography Festival and later in the month at Photofusion in Brixton. I'll be checking it out this weekend.

View her remarkable work and learn more about her here.

Thursday, 7 July 2011

Roof Unit

I've recently moved offices and rejoined the gang at Roof Unit.

Roof Unit is a shared office space and studio for creatives in East London. Originally set up by Toby Smith in 2005, I was based there for a couple of years until spending the last year working alongside with my friend Richard Hadley

However when Roof Unit made the move to a gleaming new space in Bethnal Green with 20 desks, a photo studio and a sun-drenched roof terrace I decided it was time to rejoin my old friends, make some new ones, and settle back in. There's a great bunch of photographers working here so be sure to check out their excellent and diverse work.

And under the direction of Toby Smith and Alexa Montgomery there will be a program of events running throughout the year - so please drop in if you see something of interest.

Learn more about Roof Unit by reading the recent features about the space in the British Journal of Photography and spoonfed.