Following on from our impromptu exploring Heygate adventure last month, we decided to head down to Highgate to wander around North London’s iconic cemetery on a Sunday. Now seeing as the series was all going to be about exploring a derelict spaces in London, we thought it’d be good to visit parts of the city that most would avoid. Cemeteries have forever scared me ever since watching Michael Jackson’s Thriller video as a child, I’d get shook just by walking past one. More on the reverse.
A couple months ago we had the opportunity to sit down with our good friend Joel Baker to discuss his then upcoming Long Sleeves EP. We are all aware that in life timing is everything so with that in mind it seems only right to unleash our conversation with the songwriter now that the EP is available for purchase. Humble beginnings, influences, faith and London life were all subjects touched upon during our discussion with an added look into what the future holds.
On a cool Saturday afternoon in spring, Team Yin&Yang and I set off with a camera in our hands, an oyster card in our pocket, and the never say die spirit of DCI John Luther in our hearts, and decided to document London and its people, through a series of portraits and articles. First up, East London.
Switzerland! I naturally think watches, mountains, snow, chocolate… and that’s about it. I like all of those things (aside from snow) but Switzerland is one of those places that many people don’t know enough about including myself. Lucky for me, the Swiss Tourist board invited us to spend a weekend in Switzerland as part of a campaign to highlight some of the best spots in the country and change perceptions. I was one of a few bloggers and we were all given different cities, I got Lucerne which is North of central Switzerland. The weekend saw me explore Lucerne’s creative network, the nightlife, visit Lake Lucerne and immerse myself in Swiss culture with my ambassador; Heidi Happy. More after the break.
I’m sure this is a common childhood memory for every bookworm in the world, but I remember after being told to go to bed, I’d find myself reading in the dark praying that any ounce of light that escaped from my curtain would cast itself on to my page as I finished the last line of my Jacqueline Wilson book. Let’s just say that light did me well cause I still have that 20/20 vision. More on the reverse.
Boom. New feature alert. We’ve been a bit slack of late with careers taking precedence and the weather hasn’t been helping with the post-work staying up late to do Y&Y tings. I keep falling asleep when I don’t want to and the post never gets done – time to change that, hold tight for the barrage of content your way. Starting with a new live music photography feature, kick starting with Alex Clare at American Express ®. Summer Series. Hop on after the cut.
*Dad walks past me as I edit Heygate images on Lightroom* Dad: Where’s that? Me: *gulps* ‘It’s an abandoned estate in Elephant & Castle. We climbed to the…’ Dad interrupted me there with ‘VVHAT!’. To Indian parents, such things are a no-no and even if you’re going there to practice your craft. Alas, that isn’t going to stop me from doing more of this. It was fun seeing the city from a very different angle, especially in area there really isn’t much to see. Sorry E&C residents, I’ve had no reason to return to Elephant & Castle since graduating from LCC 2 years ago. Read on.