Kilburn Cherry

By 09/10/2015Irish, Photobooks

Kilburn Cherry

Kilburn Cherry
Enda Bowe
Jane & Jeremy


145×200 mm
60 pages
ISBN: Not available


‘Living in Kilburn for two years, historically the home of the Irish emigrant, l found the inspiration to photograph the cherry blossom. The transience of the blossoms has often been associated with mortality: new beginnings and endings. In the Japanese tradition in particular, cherry blossom is an enduring metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. Wandering the streets of Kilburn, noticing many elderly Irish people and people of many other nationalities too, l began to wonder at the twists and turns their lives had taken, what their hopes were when they were young and moved to the city, and how their dreams had evolved. The cherry blossom, especially in the more incongruous urban settings, became, for me, a symbol for these emigrants and for their lives, actual and imagined.’

Enda Bowe is a London based photographer. His work is concerned with story telling and the search of light and beauty in the ordinary.

Jane & Jeremy was founded in 2006. It is a small independent publisher located in South London that produces handmade limited edition books.


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