Artist Tash Kahn explores the streets of Camden with her camera
Artist Tash Kahn takes photos of anything and everything. Everyday. Strange things in places they shouldn't be. Colourful rubbish. Scaffolding. Architecture. London, with its many layers of history, is a constant inspiration.
Here, for Love Camden, Tash explores the streets of Camden with her camera and shares her photographic journey with us.
I know the roads around Marchmont Street well, mostly from my mis-spent youth, but I didn’t notice things then. Now I always notice things. Fonts on signs; masking tape on about-to-open shop windows; coloured marks left by utility companies on the pavement; sunken charms in the paving stones outside the Brunswick Centre – based on the tokens that mothers left with their children before they put them into care at the nearby Foundling Hospital. I love London history stuff like that. Listen to Robert Elms’ radio show, he’s a Camden boy and he’s full of interesting stuff like that.
I've never walked around St Pancras before, and there is so much quiet around the loud, busyness of the Euston Road. I walked north of Coram's Fields, quietly wandering into an area I knew nothing about. I always try to get lost. I like seeing new things, discovering new places I haven't been before. It doesn't work for long in London though. I've lived here all my life. But I enjoy those fleeting moments of newness.
I've only ever seen this part of Holborn at night, stumbling out of Guanabara in the early hours. On my walk it was all about green shop fronts, Brutalist architecture and building sites. Always building sites. I like them.