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Detroit Photographer Captures London’s Vibrant Quirkiness

By Ruth Dunn on May 15th 2013

Whether he’s taking street portraits or shooting candidly, street photographer Pete Zelewski is driven by his love of London and a fascination with trying to capture the quirkiness, vibrancy and chaos that pulses through the city.

Zelewski is originally from Detroit but is currently living in London, soaking up the surroundings with his lens and producing eye-catching photographs. In his street photographs, Zelewski captures uncanny similarities between people and their surroundings and brings together striking color interactions in split second moments.

Zelewski explains:

‘I specialise in portraiture but I don’t photograph subjects, I photograph the way they make me feel.’

‘I love being a casual observer, camera in hand, wandering around urban environments waiting for a unique situation to unfold in front of me. For me there’s nothing more exciting than capturing that fleeing moment when the ordinary becomes the extraordinary.’

'Generation Gap'. Photograph by Peter Zelewski.

‘Generation Gap’. Photograph by Pete Zelewski.

Zelewski’s ‘People of Soho’ project is currently on show at the Freud Cafe Bar and Gallery until May 26.

To see more of Peter Zelewski’s street photography click here.


Ruth is a Brisbane based journalist specialising in articles about visual art, photography, design and fashion. Co-founder of Raw Ink magazine, she enjoys uncovering interesting and unique events, issues and people to write about.

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  1. Joseph Prusa

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