Wigwam blog

Heygate Estate & Thamesmead….
March 18, 2011, 11:13 pm
Filed under: Photography

The infamous Heygate estate in Elephant & Castle now lays derelict waiting to be torn down. It along with many other estates have for a long time fascinated me. I attribute this to the generally brutal and hostile designs and labyrinth like network of walkways and stairwells. I decided, before it was too late, to have a look around and take some pictures. During the same trip I also visited the Thamesmead estate, made famous by Stanley Kubricks “A Clockwork Orange” Here I present a few pictures from my trip, if you’d like to see more you can on my Flick R. For further reading I recommend an article entitled “The Death Of A Housing Ideal” which you can read here.

All photographs by: Joseph Salmassian


Omar Feisal…
February 13, 2011, 10:53 pm
Filed under: Art, Photography

Omar Feisal recently won a world press award for his photography. This is an excellent yet bizarre picture of a man carrying a shark through the streets of Mogadishu.

Cosmic Communist Constructions Photographed….
December 4, 2010, 7:19 pm
Filed under: Books, Photography

June 20, 2010, 9:22 pm
Filed under: Film, Photography, Skating

Death-rows last meals……..
October 27, 2009, 2:47 pm
Filed under: Art, Photography

Have you ever wondered what people on death-row have for their last meal? Well I have and I’ve found some pictures courtesy of Alden Wallace.

John Washington Hightower:



Charles Edward Smith



Ryan Heath Dickson



Late night London sessions….
October 20, 2009, 5:42 pm
Filed under: Photography

Over the past few months me and the SB NOIR crew have been embarking on random late night sessions. We usually meet at Russell Square at midnight and go from there. If you happen to be in the area at that time and you see us come and say hi. Anyways.. During our last session Sunny Hodge got this top-soul on the chrome Embankment rail.


Before landing it, Sunny took a few nasty falls, one in particular left this bizarre wound.


Some of the other highlights from our session include: Poncing a cigarette of a security guard who later turfed us. Tom selling a rolly for £1 to some guy who turned out to be a doctor and ended up giving Sunny’s arm a quick check up, and a hysterical Indian woman at Russell Square. There isn’t much else to say about the session really. I’m sure you’ve all been out late at night. All photo’s by Thomas James Linley Sharmen

October 13, 2009, 9:25 am
Filed under: Photography

I found this picture on Samuel J Butts excellent blog. It’s a great image, and anyone who knows Fergus will agree that this really captures his essence. I would say that he is arguably one the most famous rollerbladers.
picture by: Samuel John Butt.