Portraits of the artists of Femme Fierce taken in the Leake Street tunnel

Portraits of the Femme Fierce artists taken during the 2015 festival have been released by photographer Lewis Phillips.  Lewis, a good friend of this blog, has spent a lot of time documenting the art of the East End and we’ve featured a lot of his work here on the blog before.

This time though he focused on the people, namely the 100 or so female street artists who descended upon the Leake Street tunnel to paint it brilliant blue in aid of the charity Plan UK on international women’s day.  It’s the second time the festival has run and the second time Lewis has released a series of portraits with the first being in 2014 and which you can see here.

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During the festival, a studio was set up in the tunnel to capture the artists, presenting a unique series of portraits of women active within the urban art scene.  Coming from all parts of the UK and from around the World, the festival was immensely popular, packing out the tunnel with crowds the likes of which have not been seen since the Banksy Cans Festivals.

We last featured work from Lewis as he documented homelessness on the Strand.  That show in Trafalgar square shone a light on the challenges, particularly the mental health issues, faced by people on the street in one of the wealthiest areas of the city.  Prior to that we showcased some of his work on Brick Lane which captured some of the dynamism of that particular street.

This work though is about documenting the creativity of the tunnel but not through the art of the walls, rather than by featuring the personalities of the artists themselves.  The portraits he’s taken are a unique insight into the artists of the Leake Street tunnel, a few can be seen below but most can be visited by heading to  www.lewisphillipsimages.com.

Artists portraits from Femme Fierce

zina lewis phillips
Zina
artista lewis phillips
Artista
frankie strand lewis phillips
Frankie Strand
weardoe lewis phillips
Weardoe
lilly lou lewis phillips
Lilly Lou
wonnish lewis phillips
Wonnish
pang lewis phillips
Pang
cheryl strong lewis phillips
Cherie Strong
mondi lewis phillips
Mondi
hannah adamaszek lewis phillips
Hannah Adamaszek
rochelle lewis phillips
Fane
guisi tomasello lewis phillips
Giusi Tomasello
annatomix lewis phillips
Annatomix
roo lewis phillips
Roo
zabou lewis phillips
Zabou
pixie lewis phillips
Pixie
georgie painter lewis phillips
Georgie Georgie
fio silva lewis phillips
Fio Silva
float lewis phillips
Float
amara por dios lewis phillips
Amara Por Dios

 

 

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