Ken Russell's London...The director of Tommy and Women In Love was a freelance photographer before going into films. He lived in west London in the 1950s and made the area around Portobello and its inhabitants a favourite subject.

Ken Russell's London...The director of Tommy and Women In Love was a freelance photographer before going into films. He lived in west London in the 1950s and made the area around Portobello and its inhabitants a favourite subject.

"Je me souviens ce jour là, un samedi, en revenant du grand magasin, papa s'était arrêté en chemin pour me laisser ramasser un bouquet de marguerites."

"Je me souviens ce jour là, un samedi, en revenant du grand magasin, papa s'était arrêté en chemin pour me laisser ramasser un bouquet de marguerites."

Ladybird - Shopping With Mother- I remember the days of the Grocer, the Fruit shop, and the grain store with not a supermarket in sight!

Ladybird - Shopping With Mother- I remember the days of the Grocer, the Fruit shop, and the grain store with not a supermarket in sight!

I remember many of my grandmother's photos being hand tinted like this, including my mum's wedding pictures! Beautiful!

I remember many of my grandmother's photos being hand tinted like this, including my mum's wedding pictures! Beautiful!

Spitalfields nippers: Girl holding cat

Spitalfields nippers: rare photographs of London street kids in 1901 – in pictures

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