Hot on the heels of a punk photography exhibition at Proud Camden is a celebration of David Bailey's past works at the Heni Publishing in Soho.
The eminent photographer is showing photographs dating back 30 years, so heavily influenced by the Camden Borough that it's actually calledNW1.
The exhibition features photographs Bailey took for a book produced in 1982, depicting the streets and buildings around Primrose Hill, where he lived for 30 years. It's interesting to note Bailey's comments about the Primrose Hill of the past juxtaposed with the neighbourhood of today, claiming it used to be 'so cheap'.
His photographs of Camden Town also portray an area in transition, with 'boarded-up railway arches that once housed businesses, and peeling and crumbling Victorian façades.'
The free NW1 exhibition runs until January 31 2017 at the gallery, 1st Floor, 6-10 Lexington Street W1F. Be sure to drop by and see Camden life through David Bailey's lens.
Looking back he says the change he saw then was not a surprise – and our city is constantly on the move, making it more important to capture moments and preserve them.