I’m back working in the studio. Trying to figure out where to go next after all the excitement of last week. Even though it’s really nice to be back, it always takes a couple of days to readjust to reality and to slow down after a stressful period.
I’m feeling a bit sluggish today. Things are happening slowly. Maybe I need to take a little bit of time off, lay in a bathtub somewhere, eat some chocolate, stare at some clouds. I feel a bit worn down. But drinking lots of tea helps and so does taking a break and going for a walk.
This afternoon I took the camera with me a photographed some of these very familiar streets in Hackney, close to the studio.
There is a lot of street art in this part of town. I really like these big animals by Belgian artist ROA.
The old bingo hall. I always wonder what actually goes on in there. Is it just a lot of old people? For some reason I imagine a really glitzy stage with lots of gold christmas ornaments and blinking lights. Old ladies with purple hair, smudgy lipstick and nicotine stained fingers. A guy in a velvet suit and a hat shouting out the numbers.
There are some amazing houses around the back of Columbia road. If it wasn’t for the cars you could pretend this area hasn’t changed since the war.
Jesus Green. A huge branch that must have fallen down in the storm on Monday.
Another cute street next to Columbia road. There are always film crews around this part of town, perhaps because it could easily pass for a street out of the 30s or 40s.
Always look up.