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Cafe Art 2016 My London Calendar - Kickstarter
01st September 2015
Cafe Art connects those affected by homelessness with the community through art. I started volunteering for Cafe Art as a photographer towards mid 2014 and was overwhelmed by the passion from both the organisers and artists themselves. In July this year I was happy to get involved again from the beginning of their 2015 campaign and was one of the team leader volunteers who helped give out the 100 Fuji single-use cameras to the participants.

Some 80 cameras were returned and 2,500 images were developed. The selection was whittled down to 20 images by a selection panel including FujiFilm, Amateur Photographer magazine, The London Photo Festival, Christie’s and Homeless Link. These 20 images were displayed at Spitalfields Art Market in August for a week. The public were asked to vote for their top 3 photos for the Cafe Art 2016 My London Calendar. The public spoke and more than 2,400 votes were received. The final selection was made for the 12 official photos to be printed in the forthcoming Cafe Art 2016 calendar.

Through their Kickstarter campaign which launched on 20th August 2015. It costs £10,000 to print up the 5,000 calendars they need. I am so chuffed to see that the project has gone viral around the world that they have smashed their modest goal of £4,500 and have already reached over £10,527 as of 1st September, thanks to 551 backers, still with 18 days to go!

Want to help? Pre-order this high quality calendar through their Kickstarter website for the online backer price of £9.00 and help support the Cafe Art team and those affected by homelessness.

Great work Paul and Michael, congrats to all the photographers, the many other volunteers - all your hard work is paying off! See you guys again very soon!


Photo by ROL


Photo by Desmond


Photo by David Tovey


Photo by Ellen Rostant


Photo by XO


Photo by Ioanna Zakana


Photo by Goska Calik


Photo by Ellen Rostant


Photo by Goska Calik


Photo by Zilvinas Vaiteikunas


Photo by Maciek Walorsk


Photo by Ceci
Edge of Humanity Magazine - Essay feature
02nd August 2015
Check out my feature in Edge of Humanity magazine - B&W Street Photography Essay.

Edge of Humanity online magazine selected 10 of their favourite pics to share from my portfolio. Here are some of their picks....







Cafe Art 2016 - My London Calendar - Camera hand out day
03rd July 2015
I again volunteered my services with the fantastic homeless charity Cafe Art. This time I signed up as a team leader to help sign up and hand out 100 single-use Fuji disposable cameras to 100 participants affected by homelessness, and taking part in this years calendar photo contest. The theme 'My London' based around London urban/street photography.







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The morning event was held at The Crypt, St. Paul's Cathedral. Cafe Art are currently doing workshops with art groups run by homelessness sector charities and participants will come from all over London on the day. Participants have three days to take the photos before returning the camera to us to develop. Over the past two years we have raised more then £45,000 directly for the participants and art groups and to fund the framing of art by people affected by homelessness.

It is always a honour to help out and I look forward to seeing the photographic entries in a few weeks!