WE TRAVEL BACK TO LONDON OF THE GEORGIAN & VICTORIAN EAST END , THE SUMMER OF 1888 THAT NO ONE WOULD EVER FORGET. A PLACE OF HELL WITHOUT SALVATION. POVERTY, CRIME , ALCOHOL, PROSTITUTION. THE AUTUMN OF TERROR , ONE MILE, A SERIAL KILLER - FIVE SLAUGHTERED PROSTITUTES. JACK THE RIPPER. A SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED PHOTOGRAPHERS GUIDED WALK TO CAPTURE IMAGES OF A TIME CAPSULE ALMOST PRESERVED.
WE MEET AT ALDGATE EAST UNDERGROUND STATION EXIT 3, WE WILL MEET NEXT TO THE ENTRANCE OF WHITECHAPEL GALLERY, WHICH IS BESIDE EXIT THREE.
MEETING AT 2PM & SETTING OFF PROMPTLY.
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This is a winding route that tracks up & down through the old streets of Spitalfields following the five Canonical murders . Of special interest to photographers as much of the area is still preserved in a time capsule of the Victorian Age against a backdrop of ultra modern architecture of the London Financial District.
Because this is a specifically photographers walking tour rather than marching through at a pace on a general Ripper walk, I will guide you through streets with the details of the murders, the investigations, pointing out interesting locations & photographic observations.. most importantly we will have the time that we need to capture evocative shots, contrasting perspectives.
We will follow the steps of Jack The Ripper, London's first serial killer, never caught, as we trace his path amongst the maze of narrow cobbled streets, where in five short months of the summer of 1888 The East End of London was terrorized by the most brutal & horrific slaughter of a series of women, forced by poverty to ply a meager trade as prostitutes.
Never caught, never convicted , still alive in public imagination, we will walk along the route of the murders, I will explain the historical context of the area, the murder locations, the brutal facts of the murders & how the various competing investigations proceeded as well as some of the numerous suspects.
As photographers it's in our nature to observe carefully, look at lighting & shadows to create atmosphere. Although time has passed the detail of many of these old narrow streets, the pub where many of the victims frequented.. the incident locations - are largely preserved - & the locations come alive without effort.
Black & white or sepia photography is particularly atmospheric in these winding enclosed streets -although now in the midst of some amazing modern architecture - its not difficult to imagine how the ripper lay in wait for his victim as it was back in 1888. Not for the faint hearted...
The route that our Jack the Ripper walk takes has been designed to take in the dramatic architectural back drops, & lead us straight into the area where the murders occurred , to give you a much better understanding of what the neighbourhood was like when Jack the Ripper stalked the very alleyways and passageways through. The tour is around three hours + given that we will be taking time photographing backdrops.
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