Last week’s timelapse footage of Kentish Town Road from dusk to nightfall was a real favourite with readers, knocking up thousands of views and shares.
So it was inevitable that someone would get in touch with their own work. Sam Barker directed us swiftly to his two-minute film of a day in the life of the Fruit Bowl (note the pre-Wahaca signage), shot by he and his friend Leila Hussain back in 2012 for the MyStreet Film project.
“Much like any other part of London, we’re always struck by the sheer pace, diversity and richness of events that form the ritual of daily life in Kentish Town,” says Sam. “The bustling fruit stall, the whir of traffic, a lively waltz quartet, a sea of commuters form a blur of dynamic routine, all neatly framed by our window.”
He’s not wrong. And unlike last week’s film, shot on a stationary camera, this one hops about a bit, from the Bean About Town coffee cart to the tube station and back to the fruit stall, with its endless customers, stop-start buses pulling up and eventually, the onset of darkness.