Shit meaning unspecified item(s), stuff, thing(s). Shit London takes a wry look at London life through photos of it's seedy underbelly.
Photographer Patrick Dalton began the blog Shit London as a place for Londoners to post pictures of strange and unusual things they spotted on their travels around the city. He wanted Londoners to notice their surroundings more, to revel in the mundane and to realise how much there is to enjoy in cities. The blog has since gained a cult following and has developed into a successful book series.
The photographs focus on the unintentional human comedy that surrounds us in the city. It’s the flotsam and jetsam of city life, the overlooked minutiae, the tragic, the grotesque and the basest of base. It’s the adapted posters, the dirty joke on the back of a van, the mispelt signs, the glory hole in the public loo, that weird shop down the end of your road. Notice your surroundings, the blog implores us, and laugh more.