Photographer who cataloged London’s eccentrically dressed people publishes a stunning collection

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A street photographer spent 2021 getting up close and personal with London’s most flamboyant eccentrics to create a dazzling series of images celebrating British tradition.

Danny Jackson, 43, traveled around London to capture the people whose lives truly imitate art.

From stunning headwear and rainbow hair to flawless tweed, the cheerful portraits are designed to showcase and celebrate the people who stand out from the crowd.

“London is a bit of a center for eccentric people because it’s so multicultural, and it’s also a center for artists and musicians.

“Most people are happy to be seen and photographed, they wear these clothes for a reason, but some aren’t sure if they’re eccentric or not.

“Great British tradition,” as photographer Danny Jackson describes it, dresses eccentrically – something the British are known for around the world

A lady wears a leopard print dress under a glittery jacket in pink, purple and green

A lady wears a leopard print dress under a glittery jacket in pink, purple and green

A lady wears bright, brightly striped flared trousers and a matching top with open-toe green sandals

A lady wears bright, brightly striped flared trousers and a matching top with open-toe green sandals

Holding a mini mouse figure in her right hand, a lady walks proudly through the streets of London in traditional robes

Holding a mini mouse figure in her right hand, a lady walks proudly through the streets of London in traditional robes

Jama Elmi, a support worker, wears a colorful display and wears a yellow and orange patterned suit

Jama Elmi, a support worker, wears a colorful display and wears a yellow and orange patterned suit

An aquatic color scheme brightens this lady's knee-length skirt as she smiles at the camera

An aquatic color scheme brightens this lady’s knee-length skirt as she smiles at the camera

Green-dyed hair, a pink hat and glasses with round frames round off the radiant outfit of this woman

Green-dyed hair, a pink hat and glasses with round frames round off the radiant outfit of this woman

A man poses against a wall when he is chosen by astute photographer Danny Jackson for his eccentric blue suit and flower-decked bag

A man poses against a wall when he is chosen by astute photographer Danny Jackson for his eccentric blue suit and flower-decked bag

“I always explain that it’s not a bad thing, I try to move away from the idea that eccentric meaning is strange.

“For me, it’s about individualism and not being afraid to be different,” said Danny, who lives on Canvey Island, Essex.

Jama Elmi is colorful and wears a yellow and orange patterned suit.

Often stopped by tourists to take photos, the supporter, who owns more than 100 suits, has reportedly literally brought London traffic to a standstill in the past to catch a glimpse of his noticeable stand up.

In one of the pictures, 78-year-old artist Sue Kreitzman proudly holds up her ornate walking stick, her body wrapped in a patterned tunic and a pink sparkle in her white hair.

Danny Jackson, 43, is a photographer based in Essex

Danny went on a mission in 2021 to snap photos of Britain's most eccentric people

Danny Jackson, 43, is a photographer living in Essex. He spent 2021 traveling around London to capture on camera the people whose lives art truly imitates

Leaning casually against a shop window, the bright orange skirt of this lady conjures up images of the occult, in the middle of which a horned skull is woven

Leaning casually against a shop window, the bright orange skirt of this lady conjures up images of the occult, in the middle of which a horned skull is woven

Sue Kreitzman, 78, born in New York and author of 27 cookbooks, holds up her ornate walking stick, her body wrapped in a patterned tunic

Sue Kreitzman, 78, born in New York and author of 27 cookbooks, holds up her ornate walking stick, her body wrapped in a patterned tunic

A leopard print shirt pops out from under this man's cream jacket as he crosses his legs in a cool pose

A leopard print shirt pops out from under this man’s cream jacket as he crosses his legs in a cool pose

Wearing a futuristic Star Trek-style visor and a belt buckle with the Brazilian flag on it, this man looks down in an unusually candid photo from Danny Jackson's collection

Wearing a futuristic Star Trek-style visor and a belt buckle with the Brazilian flag on it, this man looks down in an unusually candid photo from Danny Jackson’s collection

A man beams into the camera with his arms wide open.  His sunny disposition goes perfectly with the yellow trousers and the colorful trench coat that he flaunts

A man beams into the camera with his arms wide open. His sunny disposition goes perfectly with the yellow trousers and the colorful trench coat that he flaunts

Green tassel earrings dangle from this woman's ears, the icing on the cake of a spectacular floral outfit

Green tassel earrings dangle from this woman’s ears, the icing on the cake of a spectacular floral outfit

A man in plaid socks to the shin and a tweed suit looks serious as his image is added to Danny's collection

A man in plaid socks to the shin and a tweed suit looks serious as his image is added to Danny’s collection

A woman wears a blue dress with a white polka-dot print, and her watch also follows the all-blue color scheme

A woman wears a blue dress with a white polka-dot print, and her watch also follows the all-blue color scheme

A thick, black belt interrupts this all-white outfit and is rounded off by a flowered hat

A thick, black belt interrupts this all-white outfit and is rounded off by a flowered hat

This person's baby pink dress falls over the waist and, with white tights and pink strap shoes, is reminiscent of the outfit that Little Bo Peep would wear in the famous shepherd's tale

This person’s baby pink dress falls over the waist and, with white tights and pink strap shoes, is reminiscent of the outfit that Little Bo Peep would wear in the famous shepherd’s tale

This lady is wearing purple tights, a floral purple skirt and a pink beret with a cute blue flower on top

This lady is wearing purple tights, a floral purple skirt and a pink beret with a cute blue flower on top

With her hands in her pockets, this woman in a green beret and orange-blue top finds herself in Danny's photo collection of British eccentrics

With her hands in her pockets, this woman in a green beret and orange-blue top finds herself in Danny’s photo collection of British eccentrics

In a color scheme that could be described as “ebony and ivory”, this woman's outfit is reminiscent of a piano

In a color scheme that could be described as “ebony and ivory”, this woman’s outfit is reminiscent of a piano

Look chic: with crimson lipstick and round sunglasses, this woman takes a serious pose

Look chic: with crimson lipstick and round sunglasses, this woman takes a serious pose

Like the famous McFly song, this woman has five colors of hair plus shin-length, shiny pink boots

Like the famous McFly song, this woman has five colors of hair plus shin-length, shiny pink boots

Born in New York, Sue rose to fame as a cook, wrote 27 cookbooks and appeared on television. But at the age of 58 she decided to radically change her life and become an artist by painting in her chosen medium, which was nail polish.

As a member of the Spitalfields Market Color Tribe, Sue and fashion designer Florence Bidois founded The Color Walk, which supports the historic market.

“Sue lives art, and her home is like a museum, it’s amazing to see.

“The main idea of ​​this series is to show how great it is to be eccentric. This is a great British tradition known all over the world, it is very creative and fun to experience.”


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