About the Book
Walk to Work takes the reader on an early morning photographic journey from London's Square Mile to the heart of Whitechapel in the East End.
Accompanied by observations and anecdotal social history it is a journey through a part of London which is rarely seen by people outside of its close-knit community.
Walk to Work is the visual record of an area of London which is continually evolving and now under threat from the march eastward of the financial district and the impact of gentrification.
120 pages, including over 130 full colour photographs, 10x8 standard landscape book.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date May 10, 2009
- Tags Whitechapel Murders, Jack the Ripper, Middlesex Street, 30 St Mary Axe, Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel High Street, Old Street, Great Eastern Street, Brick Lane, Jewish East End, Petticoat Lane, Liverpool Street, Gherkin, Spitalfields, Aldgate, Broadgate, Photography, History, City, Whitechapel, London
Louis Berk is a photographer and secondary school teacher working in the historic Whitechapel area of London's East End. He has published several books of photography including "Walk to Work" a study of the fragile hinterland of Whitechapel and "School Work" a unique photographic study of an outstanding inner-London secondary school. His third work, "Ampthill: A Picture Book To Remember Her By" has just been published and is a study of the context of architecture in the cityscape. Louis has had his work regularly published in magazines, newspapers and books. He has won several Honourable Mentions in the International Photography Awards spanning the last 5 years. In 2010 he won the "Life Between The Lines" competition run by London Underground and the RSPB with his picture "Bee Hunting for Pollen in an Artichoke". Louis specialises in Urban Landscape photography and particularly enjoys finding and recording hidden historical gems around London where he lives and works.