Posts tagged "black and white"

Another picture of a person holding a cat.
But linked is a lovely album of “Spitalfields Nippers” - street urchins, etc.
(Spitalfields Nippers | Spitalfields Life) (via boingboing)

Another picture of a person holding a cat.

But linked is a lovely album of “Spitalfields Nippers” - street urchins, etc.

(Spitalfields Nippers | Spitalfields Life) (via boingboing)


Photos by Colin O’Brien

I came across the travellers whilst I was photographing a deserted  warehouse in the London Fields area in 1987. They had parked their  caravans in and around Martello St, near the railway arches by the  station. This part of Hackney was very run down in the eighties. The  streets were littered with rubbish and many of the decaying Victorian  terraces were being demolished. The area was neglected and dangerous,  with graffiti everywhere.
The travellers were Irish, mostly families with three or four  children, living in modern caravans which looked extremely cramped but  comfortable. On the first week I started to take one or two Polaroid  shots of the children which I gave to them to show their parents. Some  of the parents then dressed the children up and sent them out for me to  take more pictures.
I continued to take many more images over a period of three weeks and  got to know some of the travellers well. They took me into their  confidence and trusted me with their children. It was only when I  started to print the images that I realised what an amazing set of  photographs they were.

(via Travellers’ Children in London Fields | Spitalfields Life)

Photos by Colin O’Brien

I came across the travellers whilst I was photographing a deserted warehouse in the London Fields area in 1987. They had parked their caravans in and around Martello St, near the railway arches by the station. This part of Hackney was very run down in the eighties. The streets were littered with rubbish and many of the decaying Victorian terraces were being demolished. The area was neglected and dangerous, with graffiti everywhere.

The travellers were Irish, mostly families with three or four children, living in modern caravans which looked extremely cramped but comfortable. On the first week I started to take one or two Polaroid shots of the children which I gave to them to show their parents. Some of the parents then dressed the children up and sent them out for me to take more pictures.

I continued to take many more images over a period of three weeks and got to know some of the travellers well. They took me into their confidence and trusted me with their children. It was only when I started to print the images that I realised what an amazing set of photographs they were.

(via Travellers’ Children in London Fields | Spitalfields Life)


Pocketbooth snaps of Xmas decorations at my parents’ house

Pocketbooth snaps of Xmas decorations at my parents’ house