Spontaneous images of London that celebrate the beauty of its architecture, parks, fascinating public and private spaces and their inhabitants.
Arranged by season, the book is a personal perspective and an eclectic mix of photographer Andrea Hamilton's images, ideas, reminiscences and favourite quotations as well as contributions from a host of famous Londoners. This project came about because Andrea Hamilton never leaves home without a half decent camera, which she says makes her feel like an explorer. She documents the daily life of the city and its people and offers a complete cross section of the social spectrum from Her Majesty The Queen to the homeless and not just the London of the tourist guide book, but an eclectic snap shot of the reality of the city and its people. This wonderful mosaic of everyday life in London will lead the reader to explore the city anew.
Commentaries from resident and visiting Londoners David Adjaye, John Frieda, David Furnish,Sir Elton John, Boris Johnson, Anish Kapoor, Geoffrey Kent, Mary McCartney, Jessica McCormack, Tony Pidgley, Justine Picardie, Sir Martin Sorrell, Nadja Swarovski and Charlize Theron.
Introduction by Charlotte Cotton, Founding Curator-in-Residence for ICP’s 250 Bowery, New York
A percentage of the sale of this book supports The Mayor’s Fund for London, whose mission is to give disadvantaged young Londoners the skills and opportunities to get a decent job, escape the threat of poverty and play a full part in London’s future as the greatest city on Earth.
Author/Photographer Andrea Hamilton
Born in Lima Hamilton is winner of several prestigious photography awards including the 7th Julia Margaret Cameron Award (2015) and The Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado (2015) her work was also recently published in London’s Burning:Portraits of a Creative City 2015.
Introduction by Charlotte Cotton
Charlotte Cotton is the founding curator-in-residence for ICP’s 250 Bowery, New York location, who has also held posts at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, publications include The Photograph as Contemporary Art ( 2004) and Photography is Magic (2015).