A photography collective
LDNtwentyfour7 is a photography collective based around the east end of London. We are Craig, Emma, Jonathan, Kathryn and Roland and all members of London Independent Photography. LIP is a community organisation for amateur and professional photographers with about 400 members. Our activities are designed to bring together photographers with different interests and levels of expertise who wish to develop their personal approach to photography, improve their skills and gain recognition for their work.
For our debut exhibition Beigel Bake, in 2015, we graced Brick Lane’s famous Beigel Bake bakery with our lenses. Shooting a series of twenty-four images of people visiting the ’24/7′ institution around the clock, capturing portraits of local characters, epicures, tourists, midnight snackers, eating-on-the-goers and morning-after-the-night-before revellers.
The exhibition itself was first showcased at The Canvas Cafe off Brick Lane in November as part of Photomonth. From December 2015 the exhibition moved to TY Old Street for a further four months. It’s currently on a break while we decide on a new home for it.
In 2016 we embarked on a second project, which took us below the streets of London (and beyond) on the tube network. Central 24/7 documents life, work and play on London’s long-awaited night tube service. Since the service’s monumental opening on 20 August 2016, we travelled the length of the Central line from midnight to 6am, capturing the tourists, party animals, insomniacs and midnight train spotters. The exhibition is showcasing 5-27 November 2016 at the Morgan Arms, 43 Morgan Street, Bow, London E3 5AA.