Archive for August, 2011

Andrzej Krauze

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

After visiting Hackney twice in the last month for the first time in several years (once to work on a story and once to mentor a young photographer), I’m currently re-reading Patrick Wright‘s excellent ‘On living in an old country‘. Wright’s one of those brilliant cultural commentators who should be far better known and the edition I’m reading (because I lost my original copy) has illustrations by another underrated genius, the Polish cartoonist, Andrzej Krauze. I knew Krauze from his biting satire in the Guardian and a few years ago, I got to photograph him for a magazine. I remember that I had very little time (it wasn’t his fault) and that I didn’t have chance to put up the usual lighting rig. Anyway, here are two images from the job… I remembering noticing the label that reads ‘Mr Pen’ at the top right of the chest of drawers he kept his work in…

UK - London - Polish cartoonist Andrzej Krauze at his studio

UK - London - Polish cartoonist Andrzej Krauze at his studio

 

 

 

British Summer Time… Standon Festival and the naked hoola hoop

Monday, August 15th, 2011

A bit more British Summertime… at the rather excellent Standon Festival in Hertfordshire. Possibly the only place to see naked hoola- hooping this year…

 

UK - Standon - A man dances at a portable sound system during the Standon Festival

 

UK - Standon - A couple dressed in gold lame costumes relax at the Standon Festival

 

UK - Standon - A man in gold body paint relaxes and drinks a pint of beer at the Standon Festival

 

UK - Standon - A man collapses clutching his groin after failing to hoola-hoop naked

British Summer Time… in the rain

Thursday, August 4th, 2011

Perhaps a more realistic picture…

UK - Devon - A summer picnic on the lawn of a country house in the rain

 

(A bit more) British Summer Time

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

UK - Brighton - Boys watch their friend jump from the sea wall into the water

British Summer Time

Monday, August 1st, 2011

UK - London - Bathing Belles in period costume at Tooting Bec Lido