I have been photographing events in London -
The photographer is always separated from the event by the camera - and in these
and similar series of pictures I have attempted to reduce this barrier so far
as possible to become a part of the scenes I am taking part in. Part of this
process is an attempt to see the people concerned - whose views and life experience
may be very different from my own - as individuals and to be sensitive to their
concerns. In this particular area I am very aware of the existence of stereotypes,
and also of the conscious adoption of these with greater or lesser irony by many
of those I have pictured. Obviously the photographer and viewer are attracted by
those who appearance is in some way striking or unusual. Among these pictures you will
however also find those of the ordinary people who make up the great mass of the event.
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