“When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." Samuel Johnson
Sunday, 23 December 2012
Shit London: Snapshots of a City on the Edge
Shit London began life as Facebook group for Londoners to post their pictures of strange and unusual things they spotted on their travels around the city. These are photographs of the unintentional human comedy that surround us in the city. It’s the flotsam and jetsam of city life, the overlooked minutiae, the tragic, the grotesque and the basest of base. It’s the adapted posters, the dirty joke on the back of a van, the mispelt signs, the glory hole in the public loo, that weird shop down the end of your road and the knob graffiti strategically placed for maximum effect.
The Shit London Awards are now in their second year of celebrating the crummy, weird and outright rubbish sides to the capital. These are awards open to all with no particular photographic skill required to enter. This is photography which doesn’t favour a DSLR over an ancient camera phone, where the focus isn’t on focus and where composition isn’t part of the competition.
You will find the 2012 Awards, and much, much more, here:
I am now retired after a full and enjoyable career, latterly spent at the BBC. I am enjoying a different pace of life, and doing many things I've always wanted to do.
I'd been looking for some time for a way to save and share my photographs with family and friends. This blog, which I started in July 2009, aims to do just that.