Item description for Unto London: A Photographic Essay of Londons Street Performers by Athol Rheeder...
A collection of photographic images of London's street performers gathered and distilled over several years reveals a constantly inventive display of theatrical and acrobatic talent. Photographer Athol Rheeder cites Henri Cartier-Bresson and Elliot Erwitt as his primary muses, but his gift is his own effortlessly unique and distinctive style. He was drawn to photograph London's street performers over several years. To try to capture their bold creativity in the face of difficult circumstances drove him to something near obsession. The performers are captured in the environs that their predecessors have used for centuries; Covent Garden, Trafalgar Square and more recently the pavements of the South Bank. The views of London and its denizens penetrate the swift, superficial glimpses of the city as a modern theme park and tourist destination. Behind the masks and layers of make-up the photographer leaves the observer with a distinct impression of the lives of these street artists.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.3" Width: 7.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 1.4 lbs.
Release Date Aug 3, 2007
Publisher Haus Publishers Ltd.
ISBN 190579116X ISBN13 9781905791163
Availability 0 units.
More About Athol Rheeder
After a career as one of London's most successful visual merchandisers and the creative director of several top clothing retailers Athol Rheeder refined his skills as a photographer. His photographs have been published in the Sunday Times, Design Week and Campaign to list a few.