Lens Culture Street Photography Awards 2020

This is my entry for the Lens Culture Street Photography Awards 2020. The man sitting is Tom Neachtain and as you can see is fond of an afternoon refreshment. Sadly after a few months of meeting and photographing Tom, he was diagnosed with Alzheimers and is now on the 7up in a nursing home. His friend Shay Rooney a local carpenter and occasional actor is seen chatting with Tom. Unfortunately I didn’t get the name of the cat as it was just passing through .

12 Shades of green

I have to admit the colour green is generally not a favourite of mine, except for nature, grass, trees etc. Its my mum’s favourite though. Memories of Dame Maggie Smith in the film Gosford Park with her unscripted ” Difficult colour green…. very tricky.” Well as it is St Patrick’s Day today I’ve complied 12 green images I’ve shot over the years.

Car parks

Despite spending so much of my life travelling on the London underground I never been that fond of Car parks especially underground. Car parks are mostly dreary, dark and uninspiring, but very occasionally one catches my eye. Here’s a recent series .

My car crash modelling career! A Christmas message.

Back in 2004 I called up art directer Joanna Wenley at the London advertising agency Boase Massimi Pollitt (BMP) who replied ‘Ah yes Kelvin, you were my dead body’! After a spit second of hesitation I then recalled my doomed ‘car crash ‘ modelling career back in 1986 whilst assisting John Claridge at a secret location. He was commissioned by Joanna and the brilliant Frank Budgen to photograph Derbyshire County Council’s anti drink drive campaign during the Christmas period. John rewarded my corpse like modelling with a not to be sniffed at 50 quid. I came across these ads recently while reading Dave Dye’s excellent nostalgic blog ‘Stuff From the loft’ https://davedye.com/

Drive safely this Christmas. Photography by John Claridge