Billingsgate Fish Market

I've was nominated for the Prize for Illustration 2017 - Sounds of the City. The competition is run by the AOI (Association of Illustrators) and the London Transport Museum. The brief was to create an illustration inspired by the sounds of a city.

 

Prize for Illustration 2017 Nominated Image, Billingsgate Fish Market by Elly Jahnz

 

Whenever I'm in a new place, I love to check out the local markets. Whether it's the large food market on La Ramblas, Barcelona or a roadside veg stall in a Japanese fishing village, I get rather excited by the prospect of buying fresh produce. It seemed natural to base my illustration on Billingsgate Fish Market. I like fish. I like markets. Winning combination. There's tradition, history, sights and smells in this corner of London. Old fishermen tell tall tales, traders call out, porters scurry and tourists flock while the City slowly wakes.