TAKING A SECOND LOOK
Having lived in mainland Europe for thirteen years and totally embracing the experience, how can I not be a devoted European. During Britain's Brexit fiasco I attended a number of demonstrations in London, as a demonstrator of course but also as a photographer. The events were newsworthy and attracted professional photographers, paparazzi, from all over Europe. I was intrigued to see them at work and noticed how generally they remained apart from the crowd, looking 'in' for their newsworthy shots. I enjoyed becoming one of the crowd and tried to capture the passion and the strength of feeling all around me.
I came away with hundreds of images and collated a number in book form.
Brexit happened and I thought that was that.
Recently I re-visited my images and with hindsight I now look at many in a different light. The collection below is of just twenty images that initially didn't make the cut. I was excited to find, with refreshed post Brexit eyes, images that now seem to resonate with these times.
I have deliberately de-saturated the colours, it seemed appropriate.