Month: December 2015

12.16.15 ladies

“Cholmondeley Ladies” circa 1600. Born on same day, married on same day, gave birth on same day.

Tate Britain

12.16.15 exhibition

Detail from “Women Work in Hackney” exhibition featuring the Hackney Flashers, a photo collective active in the 1980′s. Jo Spence also on display, totally worth the trip.

Tate Britain

12.16.15 tate

12.16.15 pimlico

12.15.15 construction

12.15.15 innit

12.15.15 sidewalk

12.14.15 street

12.13.15 photographer

Lee Miller in uniform.

From the astonishing, unmissable exhibition Lee Miller’s Second World War at the Imperial War Museum.

If you don’t know about Lee Miller (Vogue cover girl, surrealist, Man Ray collaborator, muse, mischief maker, artist, war photographer, existing at the intersection of major world events & lives for decades) I urge you to read the available biographies. If you do know about her, don’t miss this show.

12.13.15 ghetto

1994 model of “The Ghetto” – two streets in Hackney squatted by artists who later successfully prevented the council from tearing down the derelict neighborhood. London Fields is now subject to hyper gentrification, with prices of these units averaging over £1 million pounds.

Museum of London