In November, we’re looking at age and growth with two fantastic photographers who have worked with people at either end of the spectrum. Jenny Lewis will be discussing her work ‘One Day Young’, which features intimate and touching portraits of mothers and their newborn children. On the same evening, Martin Usborne will be showcasing his work ‘I’ve Lived in East London for 86 1/2 Years’ which documents the day-to-day life of Joseph Markovitch while he philosophises on life, age, and the part of London he has lived in all his life.
Weds 23rd November. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm.
The Old Market, Brighton.
Jenny Lewis grew up in Little Clacton, Essex. She moved to Hackney almost 20 years ago. Since then she has made her living as an editorial photographer, but continues to pursue a range of personal work in her spare time. Much of this centres on her experience of living and working in East London. Alongside One Day Young, which pictures Hackney-born babies during the first 24 hours of life, she has also begun photographing the extraordinary network of creatives who live alongside her in the borough. These sculptors, milliners, hula hoop performers, artists, potters and designers are pictured at a critical moment in Hackney’s history, as rising prices and redevelopment forces many of them to seek studio-space elsewhere.
Jenny will be talking about her work, One Day Young which features portraits of women and their newborns – all taken within 24 hours of birth. The portraits offer a rare glimpse into the beating heart of family life and celebrate the intimacy, joy and resilience of new motherhood.
Martin photographs humans and other animals. He is interested in hidden stories, dark corners of humanity and the strange and often painful relationship between humans and their pets.
Martin often undertakes editorial or commercial commissions and his work is regularly featured in international magazines and has been seen in group and solo shows around the world as well as in the National Portrait Gallery London. He has had four books published.
Martin lives and works in Hackney where he works on personal projects and runs Hoxton Mini Press with his wife, Ann, a independent publisher dedicated to East London. He studied philosophy and psychology and then 3D animation before finally settling on photography
He recently spent a year to see how many animals he can save in 365 days. Read the ongoing blog here. He hopes for this to become a book.
He will be discussing his project, I’ve Lived in East London for 86 1/2 Years, which follows Joseph Markovitch. Joseph has left London only once to go to the seaside with his mother. Joseph loved Nicolas Cage, had five sugars in his tea, would have married a six foot two Hispanic woman but in the end had such bad chest catarrh he never had a girlfriend.
Weds 23rd November. Doors at 6pm, kicks off at 7pm. The Old Market, Brighton.