Metropole at Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

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I’m excited to announce that an exhibition of my series Metropole opens tonight, Thursday 3rd December at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University.

Metropole records the consequences of the booming value of property in London by using double exposures to document the city’s numerous new corporate and luxury residential buildings as they are constructed and occupied. As the photographs progress these structures merge and overlap, becoming increasingly disorientating and threatening, emulating the feeling of finding oneself lost in a once familiar city. Finally the photographs come to rest on the dark heart driving this urban degeneration.

Metropole was first published in March 2015 and chimed with a widespread feeling that London has become an increasingly oppressive, unaffordable and unequal place to live. The book garnered international attention, being published by sites and magazines across Europe and as far afield as Los Angeles, and rapidly selling out. This exhibition is the first to feature the majority of the series, and includes several images which did not appear in the book. To coincide with the show a reprint of the book is also now available from my online store along with screen prints based on images from the series.

Metropole is open to the public and can be visited daily until January 15th 2016 at the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design, Central House, 59-63 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7PF. You can also download a press release for the exhibition and read more about the Metropole project on my site.

One thought on “Metropole at Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design

  1. I enjoyed these images when I saw them in your recent BJP article. I think the use of double exposures, as you said, was risky but I believe you pulled it off as they are quite subtle and unnoticeable. In a way, they capture the disorientating experience of the changing city. I would have loved to see the images in person but unfortunately I don’t live in the UK. Great blog too btw!

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