Tom Oldham: The Longest Day

1pm Mick Luxford, Limo Bike rider, Walthamstow www.virginlimobike.com Photographed as part of the 24 hour photo story 'The Longest Day - A Portrait of East London' by Tom Oldham on 20th June 2016 Tom shot one portrait every hour from midnight to midnight on the longest day, shooting a huge cross section of the inhabitants of East London

Last Monday was the longest day of the year so photographer Tom Oldham decided to document the day over the 24 hour period by shooting ¬†24 portraits of people in and around the East End of London (which includes Proper heroes Gilbert & George). The idea being to se if he could actually do it and to find out if London is a 24 hour city by focussing on people at their place of work at that time of day. The resulting images were then put into a free newspaper format and handed out at Bethnal Green, Hoxton and Shoreditch stations. As admirers of Tom’s work (and the machinations of our glorious capital) we thought we’d share some of his ace portraits with those of us not blessed with an East End postcode. For more info check out Tom’s site here.

 

1am Imam Abdullah Hasan at The East London Mosque and Muslim Centre, Whitechapel Photographed as part of the 24 hour photo story 'The Longest Day - A Portrait of East London' by Tom Oldham on 20th June 2016 Tom shot one portrait every hour from midnight to midnight on the longest day, shooting a huge cross section of the inhabitants of East London

 

Midnight: Jonny Woo (L) with Chester Hayes (R) at Last Resort, Dalston Superstore, Kingsland Road Photographed as part of the 24 hour photo story 'The Longest Day - A Portrait of East London' by Tom Oldham on 20th June 2016 Tom shot one portrait every hour from midnight to midnight on the longest day, shooting a huge cross section of the inhabitants of East London

 

2am Grant Garrett, Meat Packer, Smithfield Meat Market Photographed as part of the 24 hour photo story 'The Longest Day - A Portrait of East London' by Tom Oldham on 20th June 2016 Tom shot one portrait every hour from midnight to midnight on the longest day, shooting a huge cross section of the inhabitants of East London

 

3am Mohammad Ali Chowdury and Rofiki at The American Car Wash Company, Shoreditch Photographed as part of the 24 hour photo story 'The Longest Day - A Portrait of East London' by Tom Oldham on 20th June 2016 Tom shot one portrait every hour from midnight to midnight on the longest day, shooting a huge cross section of the inhabitants of East London

 

4am Aziz, Uludag Food and Wine, Kingsland Road Photographed as part of the 24 hour photo story 'The Longest Day - A Portrait of East London' by Tom Oldham on 20th June 2016 Tom shot one portrait every hour from midnight to midnight on the longest day, shooting a huge cross section of the inhabitants of East London

tomoldham.com

Leave a Reply