Wild About Tooting & Furzedown  Book

by Amy Adams in London, England, United Kingdom


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The 'Wild about Tooting & Furzedown' book is the latest in the series called Wild London (www.wildlondon.co.uk)

by Amy Adams in London, England, United Kingdom


Hi, I am Amy Adams the photographer for the book-' Wild about Tooting & Furzedown'.

The ‘Wild about Tooting’ book will be adding to the already established series of books called Wild London.(www.wildlondon.co.uk)

 I grew up south of the river and fell in love with Tooting's up beat and vibrant vibe in my early twenties. Visits to Tooting, with its many wonderful restaurants and warm and welcoming people, encouraged me to live here and fulfill my dream of bringing up a family in South London. I moved to Derinton Road in 1997 buying a house on the Totterdown estate and living there until 2007.

I had many happy years there and my foody needs were fulfilled by what was then the Masaladar restaurant at the bottom of the street.

1601484042_tooting_man-1.jpgMr M.Farooq Raja - Tooting Daily Fresh Naan.

In search of a quieter life for our young family, and a bigger house, we moved to Dahomey Road on the fringes of Furzedown in 2007. We are still very happily living there.

I studied photography at Manchester and Goldsmiths and initially worked as a Film editing assistant in Soho crafting adverts for TV. I have been a freelance photographer for many years, covering events and recently contributing to the 24 Photographers group. We recorded our experiences of the lock down photographically and the results have been shown on the BBC website. 

I am wild about Tooting! Its phenomenal community spirit manifests itself in many ways: Furzedown's Big Day Out; the iconic Lido with it's cool blue water surrounded by trees; the Tooting Markets with a plethora of produce from around the world and the Gala Bingo on the High Street - which, even with its change of use, still keeps memories alive of the magnificent old Odeon cinema where legendary rock groups once played.


As I have said Tooting is a friendly place. One hot day, when I was photographing shop after fascinating shop. I paused a little wearily on a street corner - when a friendly man from one of the street stalls said ‘Are you hungry’? I replied ‘yes, I haven’t had any lunch!’- and he kindly gave me two bananas!


Here he is!

I feel grateful to have had the opportunity to play my part in capturing images of Tooting at a particular moment in time.

The money raised will help to design, publish and distribute the book.

£1 from every book sold will go to The SLSC who help run the Tooting Bec Lido. 

Help me spread the Love of Tooting ❤️ to all it's residents and beyond by contributing to the cost of producing this book.

Thank you. 

Amy Adams 









This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

£25 Thank you

A SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK: plus a set of 10 greetings cards.

£45 or more

£45 Thank you

A SIGNED COPY OF THE BOOK: plus plus an 6' x 8’ print of your choice from the book.

£95 or more

2 of 25 claimed

£ 95 Thank you

2 SIGNED COPIES OF THE BOOK: plus the 10 x greetings cards, an A4 photographic print and a Lido Towel.

£125 or more

0 of 10 claimed

£125 Thank you

A PHOTO LESSON: 1 hour session photographing with me plus a 16 x 12 framed print of your choice worth £70.

£295 or more

0 of 8 claimed

£ 295 Thank you

ALL OF THE ABOVE: A signed copy of the book, 10 x greetings cards (with an image of your choice ),16 x 12 print plus a photo walk with me on Tooting Common either Forest Bathing or talking photographs-it's your choice!

Let's make 'Wild About Tooting & Furzedown Book' happen

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