Masterclass in Street Photography by Stu J Beesley

This September I will be running a Masterclass in Street Photography with The Idler Academy

It will be happening in Notting Hill/Westbourne Grove post-carnival. So expect it to be calm. Perfect conditions for documenting this soon to be changed (if plans to build a giant Westfield shopping centre in its heart go ahead) district of West London. 

Check out the details HERE

Meet Leroy Sewah by Stu J Beesley

Meet Leroy Sewah. Leroy moved to England from his homeland of Trinidad & Tobago in 1952. He lives on Star Road in Uxbridge. He is 82 years old and recently widowed from his wife Sheila. They were married for 52 years. I met Leroy whilst photographing his house for an estate agent. He is planning to leave the family home and buy two properties. One in Trinidad and the other on the south coast of England, possibly Hastings. I was taken by his hopeful sadness and hope he sees out his days in peace. 

The New Craftsmen - Atelier by Stu J Beesley

Over the next few weeks I will be documenting the Atelier (workshop of an artist) residencies taking place at The New Craftsmen in Mayfair. The shop floor will be handed over to four craftsmen and women who will make the space their own and produce a range of new and exclusive work while in residency. 

The first to take to the floor was illustrator and ceramicist, Laura Carlin

The second craftsmen to make the Mayfair store their own was potter, Stuart Carey.

Weaver and textile designer Catarina Riccabona came equipped with high-tech loom.