Peo­ple of Lon­don

Professional Photography - - Agenda - By Peter Zelewski

Although born in Detroit, doc­u­men­tary pho­tog­ra­pher Peter Zelewski has had a life­long fas­ci­na­tion with Lon­don, which has been his home for the last 30 years. In 2010, he plucked up the courage to to approach a ‘sharp-suited, el­derly Ja­maican gen­tle­man in Brix­ton’ to take his por­trait. En­cour­aged by the pos­i­tive re­ac­tion and the re­sult­ing im­age, a new di­rec­tion was sparked and Zelewski’s has been en­thu­si­as­ti­cally pho­tograph­ing Lon­don­ers ever since. This de­light­ful pub­li­ca­tion brings to­gether many of these beau­ti­ful street por­traits. As is typ­i­cal of Hox­ton Mini Press, their ‘sig­na­ture’ un­coated pa­per and ex­quis­ite de­sign sen­si­tiv­i­ties have been used to show off the por­traits with sim­ple grace and style. Each im­age is ac­com­pa­nied with a short cap­tion, de­tail­ing the sub­ject’s name, oc­cu­pa­tion and in many cases anec­do­tal thoughts. A lovely book. [Pub­lisher] Schilt Pub­lish­ing [Price] £19.95 [Web] hox­ton­mini­press.com

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