Woolwich creatures I happened on this pigeon the other day as I was walking around Woolwich Dockyard. I found myself being at the same time fascinated & unsettled by the area which looks partly deserted & dead and partly very industrious & busy. I nearly stepped on the pigeon and noticed it just in time – strange, but I know that I would have felt really upset if I had stepped on it especially because […]
Tradition The past week was totally taken over by my friend’s wedding which was a fascinatingly rich but also busy fusion of different traditions: British, West African, Caribbean, Civil, Multi-Faith, Hindu, Contemporary, Classic elements were included. This picture struck me because it shows such a delicate moment of peace: like a busy mobile that’s momentarily found a perfect balance.
Static protest Until last week I had never heard of a ‘static protest’ before. Last Saturday I joined the ‘static counter protest’ against the EDL. This basically involved a large and lively group of static counter protesters east of Aldgate East, an apparently slightly smaller and slightly louder group of static EDL protesters west of Aldgate East, and a massive and very static group of police officers in between us. It felt slightly surreal especially […]
Eid, E2, EDL I’m almost a bit overwhelmed with the colours, patterns and details in this picture. I took it on Tuesday when all around me people had dressed up for Eid and there was a real sense of celebration and festivity in the air. On the eve of tomorrow’s ELD demonstration and the planned counter protest by United Against Fascism the sense of celebration seems to have made way to alertness, hyped-up-ness and fear. […]