Posts Tagged ‘Brick Lane’

I love London and its diversity, dynamism and originality. This is a city of modernity and conservatism, a city of contrasts where different every-day-realities melt all together. There are hundreds of secret corners that offer something unforgettable, something unique, something  inspiring.

Brick Lane, one of my favourite areas of London and the epicenter of the Bangladeshi community, is a place of disorder, culture melange, vintage fashion, vibrant treasure and trash market, unconventional individuals and attention grabbing street art.

Visiting Brick Lane is like experimenting Indian culture and quirky London at the same time, where tradition meets liberation and liberation meets tradition, where Easts meets the West and West meets the East …

What fascinates me about Brick Lane is its kitsch, energy and the history behind as London’s centre of textile.

Today, Brick Lane’s identity can be explained by what’s happening on its walls …. pure madness ….

Ps: Fashionistans and vintage stuff lovers  – don’t miss Beyond Retro shop and its classic, ageless vogue treasures at bargain prices!

“On the walls of Brick Lane”

For more images of Brick Lane please visit my Flicker photos


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“Rankin Live”

Photography People (Self)Portrait

Documentary Fashion Beauty … looking back

Rankin, fashion and documentary photographer, takes a retrospective voyage through his art work and runs a great exposition at London’s Brick Lane from July 31 till September 18.

Based in an excellent venue, The Truman Brewery, the 600 iconic images, feature factual, creative, provocative, erotic, sometimes absurd or obsessive observations of the human face and body.

I admire Rankin for his unique, ambitious and subversive study of bodily expressions and human nature. He gives priority to an individual, letting him or her be who they really are in front of his camera. Rankin unveils, not his, but their inner lives, feelings and dreams. Acting and posing  for him seems to be untaught, instinctive and pure.

Along “Rankin Retrospective” there is  “Shoot Me Rankin” that gives 1000 selected people in the UK an opportunity to participate and contribute to his major exhibition. All profit from this interactive project will go to Oxfam.

Many thanks to Rankin for his generous heart and for making ordinary people believe in their own beauty!

by Asia(Jo)


I will be writing about Brick Lane soon. This is a please were time runs slower, where conservativeness, individuality, cultures and businesses clash and evolve together, where inspiration is at hand!

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