East London Portfolio: Lonely Place

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"John Claridge told me that he enjoys his own company, which casts an equivocation upon the title he gave this selection of photographs that he took in the East End between 1960 and 1987. As a kid photographer from Plaistow, succumbing to the thrall of Film Noir and Italian Neo-Realism, John set out with his camera to look at his own territory in the light of these inspirations. And the result is a collection of intriguingly moody images that reveal unexpected beauty, humanity, and even humour, in locations devoid of figures, yet tense with dramatic potential."

Excerpt taken from an interview with gentle author, Spitalfields Life, who first published these photographs.
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Pylon in Early Morning, E3, 1968

News of the World, E1, 1968.

Sewer Bank, E13, 1963.

End of the Street, E1, 1982

Ford, E13, 1961

Beckton Gas Works, E6, 1987.

Volkswagon, E14, 1970.

Half a Building, E13, 1962.

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