From 12th June to the 13th of July, Bob Mazzer’s Tube Photographs iconic body of work on the London Tube in the 70s and 80s, will be displayed at Howard Griffin Gallery in Shoreditch.
You’re invited to join our tutors at PhotoIon Photography School, for a gallery walk and photography discussion on Wednesday the 25th June at 6 PM.
Bob Mazzer wasn’t a professional photographer at that time. He was working as projectionist in a porn cinema in Central London.
“For a while in the eighties, I lived with my father in Manor House and worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema in Kings Cross. It was called The Office Cinema, so guys could call their wives and say, ‘I’m still at the office. Every day, I travelled to Kings Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt the tube was mine and I was there to take pictures.”- Bob Mazzer
He has been commuting through the tube for 40 years, and each day he has been taking pictures alive with humour and humanity.
“When you shoot something for 30 to 40 years, even though I didn’t consciously have a plan, I felt there was something even I didn’t know about yet. And you suddenly become aware that you are documenting something that is going to have a historical bent to it.” – Bob Mazzer
Are Bob’s pictures good? Are they beautiful? Are they important? Do they have a meaning? Can you read their humour? Can you imagine the thoughts of this man behind the camera? What was he looking at? Why is it important to document society and reality? How do you document change?