Paul Baldesare's major photographic work over the past decade has been on English Carnivals, inspired by the work of Tony Ray-Jones, but he has also carried out a number of projects in the city, notably his extensive study of people on the tube where he found some wonderful and occasionally disturbing moments.
As well as showing a finely developed sense of humour, his pictures also give us an insight into the way we now live. About his latest project, Baldesare writes:
As Baldesare suggests, Oxford Street is one of the central arteries of the modern city. He has avoid any simplistic portrayal of a herd of consumers. The people in his scenes paint a more real and more complex picture, as well as often amusing us.
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