Saturday, 20 March 2010

Fragments of the East End

At the end of last month, I took another trip down to London in order to take some new photos of the east end. This time round, I met up with Gail Dowle, who was the official photographer on the 2009 Jack the Ripper conference. Her wonderfully atmospheric book "Painting With Light" features a wide variety of subject matter, but also includes some lovely shots of the east end. After a splendid breakfast at the Market Coffee House on Brushfield Street, we set off wandering around the streets of Whitechapel and Spitalfields, on the lookout for that new angle of a familiar street or building. Later on in the day, we were joined by John Bennett whose excellent book E1 A Journey Through Whitechapel and Spitalfields is very much recommended.

This was the first time I'd had the use of a digital SLR camera, on loan from a work colleague. And so I made sure I made full use of it whilst we were wandering around. I was mightily impressed with the quality of the images, over those that I'd previously taken with my "point and shoot" camera, and so I began to start thinking about getting my own SLR camera, and to start preparing a follow-up book to Past Traces.

So, in a nutshell, this post is to announce the forthcoming follow-up to that book.

"Fragments of the East End" by Andrew Firth. Expected publication date is late Autumn 2010.

Other promotional images like the one above can be found on my Flickr page.

Watch this space!

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