High On The Hill
London Photographer Lewis Freeth takes a journey through Notting Hill Carnival
by Lewis Freeth
Sights, sounds, smells, sun and scenes of sexual suggestion; carnival's Caribbean culture has been an annual pilgrimage for Londoner Lewis Freeth since he first started out in the picture business.
Immersed in a world where many societal rules fly out the window, every smoke-choked trip deals out new highs for reveller and photographer alike.
Welcome to the first photo book of Lewis' candid street collection, captured and documented over four consecutive yearly visits to the waggish west of the capital.
Welcome to the string-vested underbelly of Europe's biggest street party.
Capturing stories within a single frame and as part of a wider context is the challenge that drives me on to take my next photo. I'm focused on variation; street and studio, pretty and gritty, locations and London, in colour and in monochrome.