London is not just a city of ten million people, it is also home to an extraordinary diversity of beautiful wildlife. With world population exploding and more and more countryside being lost to urban sprawl or commercial agriculture, the sharing of urban space with nature is more important than ever. To achieve this, we have to preserve and increase the green and blue spaces in our cities and see and love the wildlife that we already have. Since London is is the author's city, she set out to observe and create photographic portraits of all the creatures she could find. The product of hundreds of hours of work, this book is portrait of London's wild neighbours.
Sarah Cheesbrough is is an innovator at her core. Growing up in London and Birmingham, she swam for England, read International Studies at university, modelled in London, Paris and Tokyo, and worked as an advertising executive at J. Walter Thompson before striking out on her own path as a self-taught freelance photographer. Her curiosity for the world and the ways in which people, wildlife and cultures interact has been nurtured by regular photographic commissions from airline magazines and tourist boards. In recent years Sarah has focused on projects that are close to her heart. Her 2012 book, In Buddha's Garden, featured her evocative photographs of the Buddhist monks of Luang Prabang. Following an exhibition in 2014 curated by Founder and ex-Director of Paris Photo, Rik Gadella, In Buddha s Garden was selected by the Lao National Commission to UNESCO as the gift to fellow delegates at the 34th International UNESCO Conference in Paris. In 2018, Sarah had two London exhibitions of urban bee photographs, including one for The Royal Parks. Wild Neighbours is the result of several years watching wildlife in London in a state of wonder. It has been a true homecoming for Sarah, to her city, to her heart and to the Nature that sustains her.