Set on a housing estate in East London, Clapton Blossom is a celebration of humanity and social diversity at a time when walls are being built between nations and political dialogue encourages us to mistrust each other.
Inspired by the series of ten short films titled ‘Dekalog’ by the late Polish Director, Krzysztof Kieślowski. Each film portrays a different resident of the same housing estate in Warsaw. Kieślowski illustrates how although each character may not know one another, their lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human.
These portraits reverse the standard narrative of estates as grim, grey urban places by showing the evident beauty and vulnerability in each person photographed, the back of a head, eyes closed, an open, unguarded expression, hinting at the universality of human experience. The portraits celebrate multi culturalism, diversity, differences, the beauty and heart of humanity.