I was strolling through the beautiful Holland Park one misty morning when I came across a man hanging from a tree… Before the war this park used to be a private house and gardens, sadly the house was firebombed by the Luftwaffe in WWII and burnt down. An unintentional upside of this act of war was the council buying it, and gradually opening it to the public in 1953. So a socially positive end to a fascist story! I hope you’d agree?
During lockdown this park has become a favourite place for people to exercise. There’s plenty of space and what remains of the house has become a focus for training. The man hanging from a tree was in fact working out. He didn’t want me to photograph his face but was happy for me to shoot him mid-morning pull-up! Have you tried them? You should! Apparently pull-ups are an amazing multi muscle upper body exercise. I have to say I am thrilled by this news because I started doing them again after the first lockdown.
After some explanation it turned out that Mr Pull-up man worked in internet security and knew a thing or two about face recognition. So maybe he wasn’t just being shy?!