Original Writing, Project London

Camden Won’t Stop Loving Us

I used to visit Camden religiously when I was around 17; I would be there virtually every week and I’d happily spend the evening/night soaking up the atmosphere which is quite possibly like no other in London. The town is branded for its residents: week smokers and hipsters, although I can’t say I agree with the stereotypes associated with Camden Town.

Camden is unmistakably the most cultural part of London, with it’s food and artwork markets (HEAVEN) which very much adds to it’s appeal for the youngsters. I’ve also realised that it’s the people you experience this vibrant town with that make it all the more fun!

Here are a few snaps I took from yesterday’s visit:

A x

Advertisements
Standard
Original Writing, Project London

Saatchi Lovin’ (4th Time Round)

I seem to have this obsessive desire to revisit the Saatchi Gallery every couple of months, and every single time I go every one of my senses is assaulted by the distorted beauty of the pieces on display.

This time round, I was rewarded with new exhibitions which are actually ending in a couple of days and I nearly cried. I really ought to stop getting so emotional at art galleries. (Unlikely) Until the 4th January, Saatchi are hosting exhibitions including Thailand Eye, Carmignac Photojournalism Award, Prints and Originals Gallery and UK/RAINEThese are absolutely phenomenal pieces of art, ranging from sculptures to paintings, photographs to films, from across the globe and the best exhibitions to date at the gallery.

My favourite exhibition from the gallery was the Photojournalism Award; a select handful of journalists from around the world shared their visual and personal experiences in war-torn or poverty-stricken countries who receive biased or virtually no media coverage. All photographs are aided with commentary from the journalists. I cannot commend these people enough for their work, as it’s such an imperative eye opener to the concept of censorship that we’re unwillingly obliged to accept in today’s society.

Here’s a few pictures I took from my visit!

Please do check it out if you’re in London!

A x

Standard