The Museum of London is currently holding an exhibition of street photography dating from 1860 to the present day. By all accounts it is very popular but it seems that most people take a greater interest in the pre second world war pictures.
Whether this is from a nostalgic perspective or perhaps out of curiosity, there is little doubt that many people seem to have a more affectionate response to the fashions and occurrences of yesteryear.
The same may be said of the City of London as many tourists even today expect to find the streets lined with well dressed men gliding by The Bank of England, sporting a Saville Row suit and a bowler hat.
Things however, have since changed in a somewhat different direction with the advent of deregulation in 1986 and the infamous ‘Greed is good’ mentality that was immortalized in the movie ‘Wall Street’ the following year.
Many people started to tire of overpaid city yuppies lording it over everyone else and with the banking crisis and recession of recent years the public image of the city slicker has never been lower.
Photographers: 1. Graeme Nicol 2. John Goldsmith 3. Martin Nicholls 4. Craig Buchan 5. Ben Roberts 6. Hin Chua 7. Simon Wallerstedt 8. David Brownridge 9. Matt Robinson 10. Jeremy Freeland 11. Skye Nott 12. Wing Poon 13. Paul Russell 14. Peter Eavis 15. Hin Chua 16. Charlie Kirk 17. Nacho Santigosa 18. Tiffany Jones 19. Hin Chua 20. David Brownridge 21. Eddie Geisinger 22. Emmanuel Smague 23. Kramer O’Neill 24. Tommy Forbes 25. Lukas Vasilikos 26. Mike Peters.
You can see more images from the City Slickers group on flickr.