Swinging Sixties London: Groundbreaking Photography In The Capital Of Cool

Photographers Terence Donovan and Brian Duffy, well known for their catchy portraits of models, musicians and actors, shape our image of the Swinging Sixties, are as widely known as the stars and socialites they shot, and perhaps just as infamous as well.


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These were self-made boys from the poor East End of London. Donovan excels with his fashion photography, narrating series and moving portraits of female and male models. Duffy shot iconic photographs of famous models and personalities like Grace Coddington, Jane Birkin, Mick Jagger and Michael Caine. Continue reading »

A Photographer Took Glorious Colour Photographs Of London In Early 1970s

All we know about these fascinating photos of London in 1972 is that they were more than likely taken by an American tourist. Continue reading »

Photographer Michael Lee Captures London Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Michael Lee is a talented photographer, painter and artist based in London, UK. Michael received his MA in Fine Art from Middlesex University London. He shoots stunning abstract and hdr street photography. Continue reading »

New Stunning London Garden Bridge Project

From an idea of the actress and activist Joanna Lumley, the Garden Bridge project has been finally taken over by the Heatherwick. The bridge will be a 6,000 m2 structure. 2,500 m2 will be covered by a selection of plants coming mostly from Northern Europe, but with some contributions from other continents. Continue reading »

The Bridges Along The River Thames In London Are To Be Lit Up As A Beautiful Piece Of Art

Six proposals have been shortlisted as part of the Illuminated River competition, which is aimed not only at delivering visually outstanding designs, but ones that make use of new technologies. The project was launched in June and has funding of £10 million (US$12.4 million) pledged to it so far. It will see 17 bridges illuminated from Chelsea to London’s financial district celebrating the river and making it more a part of London’s night-time economy.

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Adjaye & onedotzero’s “Blurring Boundaries” proposal(Credit: Malcolm Reading Consultants and Adjaye Associates) Continue reading »

Stunning Atmospheric Photographs Of London Streets At Night In The 1930s

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There was another London, before clean air, before the Blitz, before post-war reconstruction. It was a night time London. These atmospheric images of London streets in the 1930s, before the Blitz, before the clean air act, before sodium lighting. It was a city of gloomy back streets lit by dim lamps, with forbidding alleys and the occasional welcoming light. The photographs are from a book called London Night, by John Morrison and Harold Burdekin, which was published in 1934. Continue reading »

Apple To Create New UK Headquarters At London’s Battersea Power Station

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Apple is moving its UK headquarters to the Battersea Power Station — London’s iconic brick building that Pink Floyd portrayed on the cover of its 1977 album “Animals.” The station’s redevelopment is part of an estimated $16.5 billion megadevelopment in the city. Continue reading »

Breathtaking Photos Of London From Above

High-flying photographer Jeffrey Milstein (previously), renowned for his aerial photos of US cities, snaps landmarks through the open door of a helicopter. This month he hired a chopper in London and amazingly he had just an hour to cover all the buildings he wanted to capture including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the glass roof of the British Museum and the Gherkin and Walkie Talkie towers in the City.

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The Walkie Talkie, built two years ago, is one of dozens of new towers in the ancient City. (Photo by Jeffrey Milstein/Rex Features/Shutterstock) Continue reading »

All Adverts In London’s Underground Station Have Been Replaced With Cat Pictures

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If you arrived at Clapham Common tube station one morning to find that every advert had been replaced with pictures of cats, you’d no doubt logically conclude that our feline friends paid for the initiative as part of their first steps towards world domination. And in a way you’d be right, because the stunt was indeed paid for by CATS. But fortunately for us, that’s where the conspiracy ends, because CATS stands for the Citizens Advertising Takeover Service, and they’re the team responsible for this rather bizarre campaign. Continue reading »

A Power Ranger, Sex Toys, Credit Cards And More Found In London’s Sewage System

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Engineers at the Canwick Water Recycling Centre near Lincoln were doing a regular sweep of the sewage system and they found some interesting items down there. You won’t believe what people have flushed down their toilets in London. Continue reading »

A 390ft Long Sculpture Of A 17th-Century London Skyline

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Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP Photo

The final touches are made to a 120 metre-long (390ft) wooden sculpture of London’s skyline from the seventeenth century as it is moored up on the river Thames in London on August 30, 2016. The sculpture titled London 1666 and designed by David Best will be ceremonially lit and burnt in the middle of the Thames on September 4 as part of celebrations to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London. Continue reading »

Awesome Black And White Photographs That Show London Fog From The Early 20th Century

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London was covered in “fog” at the beginning of the 20th Century, culminating in the Great Smog in 1952. The Clean Air Act was implemented in 1956, but the fatalities from the Great Smog are said to have reached 12,000. Here’s a collection of 24 haunting black and white photos of London fog from between 1910s to 1950s. Here: 1 July 1907, St Pancras Railway Station. (Topical Press Agency / Getty Images) Continue reading »

The Stunning Beauty Of London Floors Or Why You Should Look Down While Travelling

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Sebastian Erras (previously) is a talented photographer and artist, who was born in 1986 in the south of Germany and currently based in Amberg, Bavaria, Germany. Continue reading »

Levitating Shoes Baffle People On The Streets Of London

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For his first ever public intervention in London, street artist Pejac (previously) created four installations of sneakers hanging from lampposts with a slight twist: the shoes dangle up instead of down. The head-scratching installations titled “Downside Up” can be found around East London. The installations are teasers for Pejac’s upcoming solo show, called ‘The Weakest’, which will be held in Londonewcastle Project Space on July 22. Continue reading »

Rare Pics Of The Infamous ’50s London Girl Gang Are Unbelievably Cool

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Surprises come in all sizes — some as small as a box full of archived negatives, recounting a female sub-culture in London that was almost forgotten. Meet Ken Russell, who originally wanted to be a ballerina but turned to another kind of art when his father squashed his dream photography. The freelance photographer turned film director soon became known for breaking the rules in his craft, producing some of post-war London’s most expressive work. Continue reading »