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Photograph of a Mural

This is a powerful and memorable photograph, for me at least.  This huge piece of art was painted on a brick wall in Kentish Town, London. Free to view until it found itself as part of a building site, and was just waiting to be destroyed.

I'd been in the area talking to homeless people, for my book 'Four Feet Under' (check the book out here) and one man, Scott, was taking me to the place that he lived and slept, under a railway bridge.

Photo of book about London's homeless people called Four Feet Under, by Tamsen Courtenay

When I'd finished talking with Scott and was wandering back to Camden, I noticed this fantastic mural. It reflected some of the emotions I was feeling after listening to the story of Scott's life. Saying something about endurance, courage and patience.

I tried to get past the security men, at the site's entrance, to take a photograph of this extraordinary face, but they said it was too dangerous to come in. I pretended to walk away and then turned quickly and darted back, racing past the furious blokes in yellow hard hats.

I managed to get a couple of shots off and then beat my retreat. I was pleased!

50% of sales of this print are being donated to a homeless charity in London.

Print information

The image is printed on 285 gsm Hahnemuhle Pearl paper giving really vibrant colour reproduction. The paper is resin coated with a fibrous feel and soft satin finish so your print has a potent yet dreamy feel.

You can buy the prints in 3 sizes: 8" x10", 12" x 15" and 16" x 20" (although we can discuss larger sizes if you are wondering about that)

Additional information

  • FREE DELIVERY worldwide - I use Royal Mail Tracked 24 for UK (1-3 days) and DHL for international service (2-4 days)
  • Your art comes with an extra 1" white border for ease of handling
  • 'No Questions Asked' returns policy