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    Entries in Broadway Market (8)

    funproject meets unlikeness

    Six weeks ago, Isaac came to our unlikeness session on Broadway Market. Isaac believes that Fun is one of the most crucial elements in maintaining a positive lifestyle. Isaac and Àlex have put this fun video together:

    I'm well chuffed and grateful for all the energy Isaac and the funproject team have poured into this clip.

    From the funproject.org website:

    Smiling and laughing not only improves our feelings and moods, but also reduces stress and strengthens our immune system.

    Fun is also a highly contagious social activity, and when experienced with others, it can have direct benefits on those around you and bring you closer together.

    Funproject promotes a world where people develop an open, optimistic and joyful attitude about life. Through this fun attitude, social ties are strengthened and cultures become more connected, as people are able to remain creative, spontaneous and interactive.

    Eyes Closed

    I went out today to Broadway Market with a new theme for unlikeness: EYES CLOSED. I got some very peaceful images. Very interesting. I'll try more of this tomorrow and maybe give people the choice.

    Weather permitting I'll be around Columbia Road Flower Market tomorrow between 11am and 3pm. Here's a Google Maps link (minus the rubbish I hope).

    Unlikeness is back for more

    Broadway Market Saturday 11th September. Be there.

    Here's the map: http://tinyurl.com/3843l5u

    Bank Holiday Saturday

    Sunshine! What a glorious day! After days of rainy misery today started with a bright blue sky. Everyone's spirit was noticeably lifted. For three and a half hours I met new wonderful people, chatted, learned and photographed.

    John, Hassan, Alistair and all the Broadway Market Team are putting so much positive energy into this market, - it's an absolute pleasure to set up my mobile street portrait studio there every week.

    This was the largest shoot yet! I ran out of printer paper by the end of it. Twentyseven portraits in total. Two thirds liked, one third unliked their portraits. Over three and a half hours I had the pleasure to meet Alice, Giorgia, Fay, Nina, Susanna, Bennie, Lena, Sista, Claire, Julia, James, Claudia, Stanley, Caroline, Jesse, Miroslaw, Niove, Layal, Susanne, Amanda, Anastasia and the families of Sevim and Piyar. As always, a big Thank You for your patience, openess and impressions.

    Drizzle Day 

    Saturday was a drizzly-overcast dreary London day. Nevertheless have I met another wonderful group of London Fields and Broadway Market chracters. At times it felt like a Wimbledon final: rain covers on/off on/off.

    Advertising Managers and graphic designers, mums, a Psychotherapist, a Bookseler, a Musician, a Business Development Manager and an entire Argentine family crossed my lens.

    In the three hours of talking and shooting I took eighteen "liked" and (only) two "unliked" portraits. Either the weather is making people less choosy or more content with their own likeness. Or maybe I'm getting better at this.

    For anyone interested in a discussion amongst the participants and finding out about future shoots, we now have a facebook group:

    Unlikeness Portraits (facebook group)

    I'm somewhat a dinosaur when it comes to facebook, so I have no idea really what's going to happen to this group, but you're welcome to join and make it happen :)

    As always, a massive shout to all the contributors this week: Francesca, Stephen, Leila, Angelica, Lara+Eve+Francisca, Nigel, Cara, Ana, Diego+Silvia+Miranda+Serena+Ciro, Kitty+Daisy, Omer (again!), Lars, Abdullah, Lia and Lily! You all made my day. Drizzle or not.