Yesterday I went for a wander through Shoreditch in London, where the hipster artists go to pose. It ended up being quite unexpectedly productive and gave me a story idea. I also noticed this artist selling her wares (the art, not herself) at the market.
I’ve also decided that once I actually know some things about photography and have a half decent camera I’ll wander around London and take pictures of the interesting folks; I like unusual types as mentioned in my post about ‘freaky fashion’.
I came across the amusing scenes in the photos below and overheard an argument between two junkies on the bus back, which was a bonanza. How did I know they were junkies? If you ever hear them talk, you know they’re on heroin.
Everyone else on the bus gave each other looks as if to say, ‘well, how awful!’ but I got out my pen and paper and wrote it all down.
I will call her Trixie, and him Jeff. Imagine their voices in an estuarine, drug-induced whine. This is roughly how it went:
Trixie: Well, who is that person’s number then?
Jeff: Text it then and say, who is this, its Trixie?
Trixie: You just want me to say who I am so she knows its me and not you
Jeff: No, just text it then, go on or give it here
Trixie: Alright! I am, I’ve done it.
Jeff: Well what did they say then?
Trixie: It says, ‘don’t know who this is, your girl borrowed my phone’
Jeff: Oh yeah, what have you been up to then you sh***y horrible c**t?
Trixie: You’re the one who’s been doin’ something you c**t
Jeff: You horrible c**t, what have you done?
Trixie: Oh yeah, you gonna split my face open when we get home?
Jeff: I ain’t never hit you
Trixie: You did…(inaudible)
Jeff: Well, you can either forgive me or you can’t. You need to get over it
Trixie: It makes me feel sick whenever I think about it. I ain’t giving you money for your next comedown
Jeff: Oh yeah, you was the one saying on the phone that time, ‘Can’t talk, Jeff’s here.’
And so it went on, until she declared she was going to her mother’s and they both got off the bus. I hope you like the snapshots I got on my phone of a couple of entertaining sights in Shoreditch: