Urban Social Artiste. Social Addict. One Man Media
Christopher London is a New York City based lawyer, activist, writer and founder of Manhattan Society.com, a 501 (c) (3) conduit; a free press vehicle for essential New York Arts & Charity. Consigliere by day; society diarist; webmaster and photographer by night. His work has appeared in Avenue, Quest, Gotham, Hamptons, Palm Beach Society, Social Life, Prestige (Asia) & Town & Country Magazines as well as New York Social Diary and the Newport Mercury.
While I never set out to become a photographer my interest evolved by necessity to do my work journalistically. In Post 9/11 New York City while facing my own struggles, including a business crashing, dealing with financial meltdown and facing homelessness, ironically I found salvation and ultimately the rejuvenation of my broken spirit in devoting myself to people, causes and struggles far more significant than my own plight. You take a walk in another man's shoes and you begin to understand.
I channeled what had been a notorious social addiction, legal and promotional skills to advising, consulting and promoting essential New York Arts and Charity. I began to photograph those around me who have devoted themselves to dealing with what I saw as significant urban struggles. It has obviously evolved beyond that but I still try to use my voice to assist in providing exposure and promotion to organizations in my hometown that do not always gain the spotlight in the major media
Changing the way that people look at the disenfranchised in NYC. Working closely with and supporting the marketing, public relations and fundraising challenges faced by charities providing essential and transitional services to New Yorkers without a safety net.