Sunday, 19 October 2014

Stockwell Square Launch

This weekend I was asked to photograph the launch of a new public space in Stockwell which was great fun. Here are a few my favourite pics from the day.


 Before the event kicked off I spotted this couple who had come from the Save Cressingham Gardens march which took place earlier in Brixton - if you can sign their petition

  I'd photographed Samba Bom at the Stockwell Festival but was good to see them again 
 This little fella was very cute and even started to bust some moves 
 They even had a flying bus decorated by local school kids 
The bus delivered a poem to Francesca Beard who performed it (as well as writing it). I'm not normally into poetry but her performance was brilliant !
  Next up a flash mob
 Planting of a tree - what every opening should have! 

 In photographic terms these angels on stilts were my favourite, they were called Heavens Above and they blessed everyone there. 



 As it was a community space everyone got to cut the ribbon which I thought was a great idea - get the community involved from the beginning

 Last up are pictures from Kinetika Bloco who were great and a joy to photograph 




I love photographing local events like these. Such a great vibe and celebration.

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Autumn Colours

 I love autumn. I love the colours and the ever changing beauty of nature. This morning a grabbed the camera and walked up to my local park, Brockwell, and this is what I saw:



























Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Crafty Fox October Markets


The Crafty Fox rolled back into town this weekend and as always I was on hand to take photos. I over heard a visitor tell her daughter that there were 'three floors of awesomeness' and how true this was!

Here are my favourite snaps from the weekend. Above Lucy Loves This' iconic B is for Brixton. 

The wonderful Alice Tams of Birds in Hats and Cecily Vessey enjoy a brew
Woven Oak with the streets of Brixton in the background 
As well as browsing the stores there were plenty of workshops to try out new things. Here is Mr Wingate helping another happy customer create a screen print tote bag 
I loved these two macks I spotted - the upside to a rainy day!
Thankfully the weather on Sunday was  much better 
Close up detail of the fabulous boxes by Kate Iles 
Loved the detail on these

And possibly my favorite from the weekend (though there was so much to choose from!) Shirlee Designs


Finally every fair there seems to be a popular theme and this time it seemed to be Bill Murray! First off Birds in Hats 
What's not to love about Bill Murray in a hat! Anyway with the C word on the horizon (yes that's Christmas everyone!) there are more fairs starting at the end of November including not only Brixton but Peckham and now Dalston. Check out the website for more info