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*** NEW *** Super photo tour of Whitechapel, Spitalfields and Stepney Green - 1st September 2019

£15.00

Sunday, 1st September 2019, 10-30AM-3pm

Join award-winning photographer, Louis Berk, for his unique photo tour.

Celebrate the 'month of mists and mellow fruitfulness' with a photo tour which combines the most attractive and photogenic streets of Spitalfields, Whitechapel and Stepney Green - with a chance to visit the historic Jewish cemetery of Brady Street, which is not normally open to visitors.

The tour commences at Liverpool Street station at 10:30AM and you will discover Henry VIII's artillery ground, how the Sisters of Mercy provided succour to the homeless of Whitechapel, one of the many ‘Itchy Parks’, the place where Queen and Madonna (and others) recorded their iconic music, the site of the original ‘White Chapel’, the ‘Monster Doss House’ and the educational institution at which Dr Thomas Bernardo began his mission, plus lots, lots more.

With a 30 minute break after visiting the cemetery (nearby Sainsbury's in Whitechapel offers a cafe and toilets) we will continue for another hour or so into the beautiful area of Stepney Green with its amazing early Georgian properties and fascinating social history (recently the backdrop for the BBC drama Taboo starring Tom Hardy).

Throughout the tour I will be referring to my experience as a photographer and the work in my four books containing photography in the area.

Space is limited on this tour so do not hesitate to book quickly to avoid disappointment.

Full joining instructions will be emailed prior to tour.

NB: Please select 'No shipping' at checkout to avoid shipping cost being added to your order.

Price: £15.00

Pancras Square, Kings Cross

Entrance to Pancras Square (click for full size)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entrance to Pancras Square (click for full size)

As I entered the new Pancras Square built on the site of the once teeming freight hub of Kings Cross/St Pancras the light channelled into the view had a dense and highlighted quality which would have been normal in this area 50 years ago.

Louis Berk Photography Tours of Whitechapel and Spitalfields

Photography Tours of Whitechapel and Spitalfields

Interested in photographing Whitechapel but don’t know where to start? I'm now beginning my second year of successfully providing walking photographic tours of Whitechapel for photographic clubs, schools and Facebook groups.

Join Louis Berk for guided tours aimed at giving photographers a perspective on the rich photographic opportunities in and around Whitechapel and Spitalfields. Suitable for all ages and interests and backed up up by Louis Berk's knowledge of the geography and history of the area. 

Tours begin at the convenient transport link of Liverpool Street station and complete in Whitechapel close to tube and bus links. Tours can be arranged to suit dates and times.

Specialist tours which finish at the unique 'Whitechapel Oasis' in the old Jewish Cemetery of Brady Street are available for dates on a Sunday.

My tours are ideal for:

  • Group tours: ideal for camera clubs and Facebook groups
  • Specialist tours for schools, concentrating on spritual, moral, social and cultural development can also be arranged, drawing on Louis's experience as a secondary school teacher.
  • Private tours for individuals.

​Contact Louis Berk for a discussion of your requirements

 

Haworth and Bronté Country Gallery

The path to Top Withens, Stanbury Moor, West Yorkshire

In early August I spent several days in Haworth, home of the Bronté family and located close to the beautiful West Yorshire moors. I've now created a gallery of the photographs I took on this trip which can be viewed here.

Sunsets, Horses and Beach Huts

The East Winner is a sandbank off the coast of Hayling Island, in Hampshire - England, and at low tide it extends for a mile into the Solent - a stretch of water separating the South Coast from the Isle of Wight. When the low tide coincides with sunset a magical stretch of land appears for a short time and attracts walkers and horse riders. Visit my new gallery of photographs taken during my visit to the East Winner in July 2018.

"Walkers, Riders and a Ferry To France"
 

Whitechapel Eye - Photo Gallery

My new galleries are currently under construction but in the meantime you can view some of my photography at Flickr.

 

 

 

Taxi Kite: "You looking at me?"

Even though the LCD screens on the back of digital cameras have improved enormously, it is not always apparent what you have captured until you get a chance to process your photos and view them on a computer display. In this case I discovered that this Red Kite was checking me out as it spiralled lazily on the thermals above my head, taken in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside. You can click on the photo to see it larger.

My best bird shot of the summer

In recent years I've started to take bird photography a lot more seriously and in mid-June I upgrade my Panasonic m43rds system by acquiring the GH5. Panasonic make a deservedly big noise about the video capabilities of the camera but I purchased it purely for stills and wildlife. In July I put it to the test during a break on the south coast of England photographing swallows. 

BBC In Pictures feature of my latest book

The BBC News has featured my latest book at their website. The article has a number of photographs from the book and some great information about the meaning of each photograph. I feel really privileged to have had my work exhibited on the BBC News website

 

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