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Thursday, 12th Sep 2013
London’s Proud Galleries opened their doors last night for the launch of new exhibition Amy Winehouse: ‘For You I Was A Flame’. Curated as part of a series of events commemorating the late artist’s 30th Birthday, the exhibition includes a handpicked selection of portraits. Contributors include painter and Specials bassist Horace Panter and photographer Dean Chalkley.
© Dean Chalkley / NME / IPC Media
Based in Amy’s home borough of Camden, the exhibition will run from September 12th - 6th October 2013. ‘For You I Was A Flame’ follows on from the hugely successful ‘Family Portrait’ exhibition held at the London Jewish Museum, with both exhibitions created in close collaboration with Amy’s family and the Amy Winehouse Foundation. The foundation is using the hashtag #Amys30 to share pictures from the events, which can be used on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Monday, 12th Aug 2013
East London blog Spitalfields Life recently featured the work of Bob Mazzer, an Aldgate local who used his late-night commute as an opportunity to photograph the colourful scenarios he encountered on the city's underground.
The collection of photographs ranges from the everyday to the absurd, with Bob reflecting; “you don’t think you are starting a project, but one day you look back over your recent pictures and there are a dozen connected images, and you realise it is the beginning of a project – and then you fall in love with it.”
See the full set of images on Spitalfields Life here.
Thursday, 1st Aug 2013
We recently came across the work of photographer George Plemper, whose A Moment in Time series captures British youth culture in the late 70s and early 80s. The documentary project is largely set around the estates and community centres of Woolwich and Thamesmead, with the photographer shooting hundreds of portraits of the young people he encountered day to day.
Boy in Parka, Goudhurst, Kent, 1977
Sam Uba, Riverside School, Thamesmead, 1978
Gary and Justine, Woolwich Dockyard, 1981
Speaking of the project, George mentions that he wasn't originally sure what to do with the images, admitting that his "negatives and photographs sat mouldering in the back of my garage for 30 years before the wonders of the digital age allowed me to rescue them." The series has received a brilliant response on photo-sharing site flickr, as well as being mentioned on several blogs.