Candid camera project captures the faces of lost Olympics fans
Lost Olympic tourists seeking help this week may find themselves the subject of a photographic project by ad agency Mother and artist Carroll Taveras.
As you read this Mother staff are wandering the streets of Shoreditch, London, clad in sandwich boards, offering their help to sports fans cast adrift.
The price of orientation is a short walk to Mother’s studio, where a photo booth has been set up to take portraits of the bewildered, who will then be fed, watered, and thankfully helped on their way by a Mother ‘concierge.’
Taveras who is taking the photos herself on a Polaroid and a large format view camera, is looking to document a snap-shot of the people who came to the London Olympics.
The project follows on from Taveras’ Photo Studio project, launched in January 2009, in downtown Brooklyn, New York storefront, the day after President Obama’s inauguration, where she captured some 250 people who drifted in over the next two months.
The Mother exhibition You Are Here started yesterday and has already captured the results we’ve published. We’re particularly taken by the photo of the guy in the Serbia tracksuit. Is he a lost athlete?
Each day new photos will be uploaded here. Anyone hoping to visit You Are Here needs to make an appointment through downstairs@motherlondon in order to visit the studio which can be found at the Biscuit Building, 10 Red Church Street, E2