Spitalfields is a highly photogenic area of London with many rich opportunities for landscape, close-up and street photography, Each tour last approximately two hours and involves 1-2Km of walking. I'll start by introducing you to the areas history and the people who lived here. We'll trace a route around Spitalfields based on the art-wrok of Keith Bowler who in 1995 was commissioned to place 20 roundels depicting the history of Spitalfields into the pavements. 13 remain and we'll visit all of them. Each location has plenty of opportunities for capturing great photographs. I will show you examples of my own work, explaining my creative process. I'll be able to give advice and direction on how to improve your photography. My style is informal and friendly - I want to share with you my passion for this fascinating and engaging part of London's famous East End.
Louis Berk is an award winning photographer with work published in books, magazines and websites, and author of 'Whitechapel in 50 Buildings' and 'Secret Whitechapel'. He has extensive experience over the last 14 years of photographing in and around Spitalfields and Whitechapel. His tours combine advice on photography in the urban environment as well as a deep knowledge of the history of Spitalfields and Whitechapel over the last 200 years.
Our tour will take in Spitalfields on both sides of Commercial Street and from the one end of Brick Lane to the other. The locations we visit will relate to the fascinating history of immigration into the area including the French Huguenots of the 18th century, the Jewish community of the 19th century and the recent immigration from Bangladesh which has created Banglatown.
Bring any kind of camera - or just come along to enjoy the views
The is a gentle walk of approximately 2 hours and 1-2Kms - I don't clock watch and if we take a little longer and you want to remain on the walk, that is fine