What is Londoners?
"Londoners" is a project of portraits carried out over three years on the streets of this city. A few years ago, while living here a person stopped me, took my photo and changed my life. After some time observing people, so diverse and lacking communication amongst them in this city, I decided I was going to stop people and take portraits without fear or modesty. I wanted to break those limits and show their humanity, so I made the decision to enter into relations with strangers on the streets and this is the final result of the project captured in a photo book and various exhibitions.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The diversity of London always captures me, a mixture of people of distinct races, culture and origen among them. 14 years ago was the first time I lived here and being quite young, a person stopped me and took my photo in Camden and my life changed in some way, after coming back to London, as a photographer and having part-time work, I spent time on the streets and dedicated myself to the observation of people and I realised that the diversity also on occasion is a lack of communication and lonliness and perhaps constant with new technology. So, without thinking about it, I submerged myself in this project from the vision of a person highly influenced by this city mixed with my Mediterranean bravo and with no complexes started to stop people, by the end maybe more than 2000 people. These people either agreed to have their portrait taken, or not, resulting in around 500 portrayed in total and represented in this book are the most significant ones or those that have impacted me the most, of these there are 107. Many of these people have turned into friends of mine and in the video you can analyze the process.
"Londoners" is a self published book and a round of exhibitions, it is a personal and independent project Outwith the margin of normality and style, because of this I need independent help financially from you. The self publishing after the crowdfunding is a ideal way that allows calculation for the future in relation to the interest shown by the contributers and also forms closer relations between the author and reader.
Dimensions: 20 x 25 cm
Number of pages: 106 (cover included)
Binding: perfect bound
Black and white pint
300 gsm house silk cover
170 gsm silk house pages inside
What will the contibutions be used for?
The contributions will be used for the production costs of the book and the exhibitions that will be in London in January and then during the following months in various cities in Spain.