Man Carrying Dartboard (a cellphone tribute to Girl Chewing Gum)

In his bizarre 1976 short film, Girl Chewing Gum (above), John Smith aimed a camera at a busy East London street corner and "directed" the living scene, as if the passers-by, vehicles and birds were waiting out of shot for instructions. Heather and I recently found ourselves at the same corner in Dalston and decided to shoot a quick tribute (below). In the intervening decades. everything there has changed–and, of course, nothing at all.