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as seen on tv…

an iPhone project.

snapshots.

of moving pictures.

of icons.

of ordinary people.

couch surfing places that i can’t be,

but can

see

on

my tv.

screen grabbing

image snatching

alpacinojimihendrixrhiannajayzurbancowboyskanyejacknicholson etc;etc;

an iPhone project.

snapshots.

of moving pictures.

of icons.

of ordinary people.

couch surfing places that i can’t be.

©elle b./2012

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watch the throne @Hackney

an iPhone project.

snapshots.

of moving pictures.

of icons.

of ordinary people.

couch surfing places that i can’t be,

but can

see

on

my tv.

screen grabbing

image snatching

alpacinojimihendrixrhiannajayzurbancowboyskanyejacknicholson etc;etc;

an iPhone project.

snapshots.

of moving pictures.

of icons.

of ordinary people.

couch surfing places that i can’t be.

©elle b./2012

Dark Millions: A Human Condition

A personal photo project.

“The Immigration Bill completed its passage through the House of Commons on 30 January. It is now subject to parliamentary scrutiny in the House of Lords. Subject to its parliamentary progress, the bill is expected to receive Royal Assent by the end of the session in spring 2014.

The bill will reform the removals and appeals system, making it easier and quicker to remove those with no right to be here. It will end the abuse of Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights – the right to respect for private and family life. It will prevent illegal migrants accessing and abusing public services and the labour market.”

(www.gov.uk)

Why ‘Dark Million’?

At 8pm on Monday, February 17, 2014, Channel 5 Television, a UK entertainment station, aired a programme titled The Big Immigration Row: Live.

What really caught my eye was a reel shown from 1966 which showed a flash of a headline of a Times newspaper headline: The Dark Million

“In 1966, a current affairs programme about what was then called "the race problem” was screened on British television. It was entitled The Dark Million, after a series of articles in the Times that decried the growing number of immigrants from the Commonwealth and claimed: “The best investment that a Pakistani with TB can make is a one-way ticket to England.” The programme, though far less poisonous, asserted that those migrants brought with them “an atmosphere of foreignness - very different from the atmosphere British people are used to.”

(Daily Telegraph)

The Dark Million is now The Dark Millions. And there is little sign of slowing down. I am a child of one of the millions. My friends are daughters, sons, brothers, sisters of the millions. The millions are not just of the Commonwealth here to rebuild her majesty’s kingdom.

We are from the EU, Asia, North America, Russia. We are Doctors, nurses, thieves, bankers, teachers, bus drivers, politicians, students, lazy bastards, artists, lawyers. And most of all we are all collectively Human.

Please help me to document the human condition of the millions by sharing on social media, by talking about it after dinner on a Sunday afternoon, by looking at yourself  in the mirror, by looking at yourself in your children, by challenging your own stereotypes, by rejecting imposed prejudices.

As the project develops I will keep everyone updated when I will commence.

One love,

lizzy

there’s no place like home (Flickr)

each night over around 250 people sleep rough on the streets of london.

in england alone, around 85,000 people are classified as homeless.

a ¼ of those recognised as being homeless are identified as being from an ethnic minority.

fortunately,none of these statistics apply to my little friend who lives on my garden wall and carrys his home wherever he goes…


there are many people in the UK who will go without at least 1 meal today,& not because it’s Lent. the majority will be women,closely followed by young children. many families also cannot afford warm clothing for the bitter winter months. the majority will be the elderly,the shut ins & those who have simply disappeared from everyday society on to the streets. and many of them will die from hypothermia,alone in ally ways & even in their own homes.so while LFW rages on,& the fashionable, purposefully hungry models drape themselves in cloth merely for design.i hope that they,& I & you stop.and think about how fucking lucky we are.