Tuesday, 5 January 2010

London Events

One of the great things about living in London is that there is always something going on somewhere that is worth taking photos of. Some events you just have to be in the right place at the right time. But there are other events that run regular as clockwork and that you can plan to be at from the beginning of the year.

Having tried to plan my event diary in the past, I have found that details of what is going on in London aren't that easy to come by unless you know what you are looking for. Fortunately I found this handy little photographic book by Steve Hollingshead, Event: A Celebration of London's Rituals, Festivities and Eccentricities. It documents events all over the capital from the new years day parade all the way through to Santacon in December. The events themselves range from the very obscure like the Hot Cross Bun ceremony to the huge televised events like Remembrence day. All these events are illustrated with black and white photos of the events and a short text.

I have to say that the photos themselves are not timeless classics, they are for the most part record shots rather than works of art. But the book is a treasure trove of things to go and photograph. Not only that, but the author has seen fit to include a section with a collection of websites for as many of the events as have them.

So if you have a 365 project to fill or just want to see everything that London has to offer, this would be a good investment

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like an idea for a blog.

    365 days in the life of London.