All posts tagged: Bow

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

rain that’s what we’ve had lots of this week. and if it wasn’t raining it was threatening to. it was drizzling. it was damp. there were puddles everywhere. gigantic puddles. and some not so friendly drivers that set off avalanches of filthy puddle water over innocent passers-by. to my own surprise i found myself mostly enjoying it. extending my hibernation and avoiding to go out as much as possible. if going out then moving around […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

twelfth night on the high street a man heaves two christmas trees into the back of a van the golden stars that once gilded the tree tops now dangle down on limp branches bedecked with dried oranges the fragrance still sharp and sweet the two trees are entangled as if hugging each other for their last journey next door someone cleans the large window around a racing bike that leans against the glass it starts […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

  crazy… … is what this last week felt like. an insane work load eating well into my evenings; launching a book at my part-time job that i produced at an event that i was responsible for organising; being awarded grant funding for a deep:black project; thunderstorms in the middle of the morning followed by rainbows the same evening; bumping into my house mate at stratford/westfield both feeling slightly embarrassed being spotted in the epicentre […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

heart the title of this blog does not in any way refer to valentine’s day even though and indisputably so that was one of the happenings in the past week: i’m not a big supporter of the commercialisation of such occasions and therefore always a bit suspicious of 14th feb… however, as it happens i found myself in a cafe called “muxima” on the 14th feb which got its name from one of the bantu […]

pic of the week

Uncategorized / Weekly photo blog

surreal i can’t quite decide which of the things that hit me this past week i find most surreal: the picture that was painted of London at a public meeting in bow about the olympic missiles, which was one of a security obsessed Government (spending more money on the olympic security operation than it’s predecessor China!) that’s driven by politics of fear and promotes  the militarisation of our city in the name of “security”. or […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

the drama the weather was beautifully dramatic this week and i love how my fish eye pictures below look like everything is in turmoil, swaying, tossing, moving – except for the quixotic tower blocks. i’ve had lots of heavy conversations about oppression, sexual violence, faith and aliens with people that try to live a true life with all the turmoils that might bring. i came across this quote from arundhati roy which sums it up […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

fragile this week a lot of things went wrong. the heating in the office broke down for a few days. the heating at home was down for a few days. i injured my back. then my RSI attacked me. all of this while the outside temperature dropped further and further – and continues to drop. it didn’t help that i attended a CND meeting on thursday about the aftermath of fukushima, and the questionable dependency […]

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deep:black / Weekly photo blog

rich mix The last 2 weeks were all about getting ready for our deep:black event at Rich Mix, riot:lyrics live. It’s been a rich & enriching time where I was continuously blown away by people’s willingness to be involved and to offer support. The event was a big success on the back of the rich collaboration between a mix of organisations, professionals and artists who were all so very passionate to make this happen and […]

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Weekly photo blog

The Crown of the East This week we found a new home for our company deep:black which has in the past been registered under Kweku’s address – with him leaving at the end of the month we struggled a bit to find a new place for our official registered address. The solution is in my direct neighbourhood and I’ve actually been a member there for 3 years now: Kingsley Hall. Set up by the inspiring Muriel & Doris […]

pic of the week

Weekly photo blog

Tower Blocks Last weekend I was travelling in Germany and not able to update my blog; I wanted to do something particularly great to compensate. But then I was struck by self-made disaster (which is all the more disastrous because I haven’t yet forgiven myself for it) and drowned my beloved compact camera in my rucksack – I hadn’t closed my water bottle properly and about half a liter escaped. I’m still very angry at […]