How Eddie Otchere Documented 30 Years of British Culture

Eddie Otchere’s central London studio isn’t really a studio at all, it’s more of a museum. The small space is packed with ephemera from a wide-ranging photography career that has spanned the better part of three decades. The room is filled with Otchere’s day-to-day shooting gear, as well as a host of cameras, film boxes and equipment shared between Otchere and the Film’s Not Dead collective. In addition to showcasing Otchere’s extensive archive — including portraits of Aaliyah, Jay-Z and more — the items displayed in the studio are artifacts from film photography. As Otchere says, “the whole point of having these resources is to hand them over ‘here’s a camera, here’s film, shoot. Tell your story.”