East London Portfolio: People on the Street & a Cat

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“Sometimes there is no reason, but you have to do it and that’s what makes magical things happen.” photographer John Claridge said, introducing this set of pictures published here,“There is no why or wherefore of doing it, because it’s not from the head – it’s from the heart.”

Excerpt taken from an interview with gentle author, Spitalfields Life, who first published these photographs.
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At the ’59 Club, 1973.

Spitalfields, 1968. ”I like the shadows, where they’re falling.”

Spitalfields, 1962. “They look like they are up to no good.”

Whitechapel, 1981.

Brick Lane, 1966.

Spitalfields, 1961. “A moment, a story in itself.”

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