My exhibition, SOMEONE OF SOHO, has finally gone ahead, but not in the way I’d planned. I’ve been taking portraits of Soho characters for five years. As I was preparing for a summer exhibition the lockdown arrived leaving businesses devastated and Soho deserted. So I brought the people back by hanging their portraits on affected shop fronts, windows and doorways. This is not what I had in mind. This is much, much better.
Deputy Speaker of The House of Commons, Nigel Evans heard about SOMEONE OF SOHO exhibition and came down to check it out. “It’s a stunning idea, “ said Nigel, seen here posing next to my portrait of actor William Harry White outside @Ducksoup on Dean St. Looking forward to seeing this great neighbourhood restaurant open again very soon.
BIG RAY, LITTLE RAY.
Musician Ray Gelato (bottom right), ventures out onto Meard Street to visit his portrait (top left) on the window of the Dean St Townhouse. “Happy to see my photo in Soho today, “ tweeted Ray who has lived and worked in the area for many years.