Bob Mazzer, Tube Photographer
We are proud to announce that Bob Mazzer, Tube Photographer Extraordinaire who first found fame here in the pages of Spitalfields Life, is back with an exhibition which opened yesterday at the Leica Gallery at the Royal Exchange in the City of London and runs until March 11th.
“There’s definitely a link between being born in Aldgate and taking all these pictures on the tube,” Bob admitted to me, “You don’t think you are starting a project, but one day you look back over your recent pictures and there are a dozen connected images, and you realise it is the beginning of a project – and then you fall in love with it.”
“For a while in the eighties, I lived with my father in Manor House and worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema in Kings Cross. It was called The Office Cinema, so guys could call their wives and say, ‘I’m still at the office’” recalled Bob affectionately, “Every day, I travelled to Kings Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt the tube was mine and I was there to take pictures.”
Photographs copyright © Bob Mazzer
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