Throughout 2010 Tyrone Lebon photographed friends and family in his own image. The result is Nothing Lasts Forever, an intimate anthology of the friends and family who passed through his Brixton studio during that period. ”It doesn’t reflect much about the way I am feeling now, but back at the start of 2010 I was in a darker mood,” says Lebon. “These photos are about impermanence and change, and this project began as a way of mourning that.
“Photography is especially good at highlighting change, as a moment and all the circumstances that surrounded it are frozen in a picture life moves on. By the end of 2010 I didn’t feel the same and the photos started to feel forced so I stopped, and started working on printing the images and getting the book made.”
Composed of 60 portraits of sombre beauty, Nothing Lasts Forever reflects the passage of time and the ephemeral nature of a feeling.
Nothing Lasts Forever is available at dobedo.co.uk
Brixton, and Market Row in particular, is quite the foodie destination thanks to the likes of Franca Manca and Rosie’s. But there’s a new kid on the block that’s luring the after-hours crowd. Seven at Brixton is an eclectic venue offering art, board games, pintxos and cocktails.
Paying homage to its former life as a luggage shop, suitcases take the place of shelves in the bar and the cocktail menus are printed on brown luggage tags. At £5 a pop cocktails are purse-friendly and the in-house creations are inventive; try the Electric Avenue – marmalade, apple vodka and pomegranate juice, served in a sherbet-dipped martini glass. Failing that, the classics are just as delicious – an Old Fashioned is an ideal winter warmer. The food, seemingly typical tapas fare, is a similar mix to that of the cocktails. Expect the classics done well alongside inventive, moreish little dishes like sherry-soaked figs on bruschetta.
Past a church pew and up a storey via the crooked staircase artists have been invited to produce temporary installations in each of the rooms, which will be changed every three months. Sam Cook and Joe Crowdy’s mounted paper sculpture is accompanied by A3 sheets of ‘cut-around’ instructions; these lie waiting on the makeshift road sign table for eager fans to recreate their triangular work.
In another room Adam Hemuss’ scribblings creep up the walls and onto the ceiling. Sitting up here is like taking part in a live installation; don’t be put off if half-way through your conversation an art enthusiast pops up next to you to observe the works.
Seven at Brixton is open to catch the breakfast crowd from 8am but it closes relatively early for a cocktail bar (6pm Mon-Wed, 10pm Thurs-Sat and 5pm on Sundays). The address itself surely insinuates the best time to visit. Meet you there at 7pm.
Seven at Brixton is at 7 Market Row, Brixton SW9 8LB