WHEREABOUTS is a series of blog posts by VIATOR contributors around the world describing the spaces and places that have inspired their work.
A tireless city walker, I draw mental maps of the city. Walk, walk, walk a city and you’ll know all its little secrets. The people that inhabit its streets and its alleys, their pleasures, their glances, their infinite dreams, the characters they create for themselves, their power and love struggles. (In)visible walker, observant and alert to the great theatre of the city.
The past perspirates through the walls, pavement and streets of this old town. Who ever walked on these same pavements, who crossed these bridges? What did they think as they glanced at the Thames and the melancholic skies of London? London and its old gritty bricks, wallpapered in corporate billboards, and estate agencies. London, a city of trade and wonder, where people work to their bones for ambition or bread, to later throw them down the Thames, with a pint or two. London and its damp and smoky dreams. The swollen wooden doors and the dormant boats tell us, someone has been there, you, me and all the others from another time, looking for something intangible; fortune, words, love, fame, or a simple acknowledging glance from the other.
Irene is a Mexican filmmaker and photographer based in London, where she mainly works on independent film productions. She is interested in playing and exploring with the possibilities of photography and film. http://lumusscriptum.blogspot.co.uk/
Irene's digital photograph Dockland Stairway 1 was featured in VIATOR no. 2.
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