In taking photos for the Bleeding London project, I have walked along some quiet streets, away from London’s famous landmarks and wealthy neighbourhoods. At first the streets seem nondescript, with no photogenic features. But just give it a few minutes and you will always find something worth noticing.
This statue of a window cleaner by sculptor Allan Sly stands outside Edgware Road tube station, but it makes people smile because the cleaner is actually looking up at a much taller building – Capital House. There is no way his wee ladder is ever going to reach the 16th storey windows.
I want to sing the praises of Edgware Road and the Lisson Grove Estate: not the most glamorous of streets, but they have plenty of friendly people, who have made a pretty good effort to add flowers and green space wherever possible.
I liked this lavender on Jerome Crescent.
And there’s love too.