Browsing All Posts filed under »East London Redevelopment«

Regeneration @ToynbeeHall

January 28, 2017


Have been working up a maquette of a book for the Toynbee Hall Regeneration project. Early days yet – I am less than half way through. I want to open a dialogue with the team at Toynbee Hall on how we might present the work in the long run. Preview is on… Regeneration @ToynbeeHall […]

Urban PhotoFest 2016

September 6, 2016


This image from my series Transformation  has been selected as one of the winners of the Urban Photofest 2016.   It will be screened at the  UrbanPhotoFest in early November. Fellow [( 6 )] photographer Tanya Ahmad was also named as one of the winners. Well done to her!!

East End Transformations (after Marville) – Latest Edit

June 10, 2016


In the background I have been fitting in some more photography of East London and the transformation taking place through redevelopment. My tentative artists statement for this work is set out below: I now have 14 images that I have reasonably comfortable with although this is not a final edit. I have more work to do […]

After Marville…East End Transformations

February 10, 2016


I have now received back my first batch of pinhole photographs of redevelopment activity around Shoreditch/Spitalfields. The reference to ‘transformations’ in the title of this post has, at least, two meanings. In the first instance the subject matter itself is concerned with the physical transformation of the urban environment. On another level it also refers to […]

After Marville – Transformations

January 30, 2016


I have not been actively making images for my project looking at the gentrification of Spitalfields and Shoreditch in East London. BUT I have been thinking… The latest set of images I produced is here. They are straight colour images of the changes taking place. Following Marville’s lead (in his documentation of Haussmann’s tranformation of Paris) […]

New work – After Marville…

November 19, 2015


I have been out in the field working on images for After Marville…  I have been focusing on locations where new developments have recently been completed or where work is in progress or where planning applications have been made for new developments (and often the demolition of pre-existing properties. I have put the work into a […]

After Marville… in colour

November 5, 2015


John Umney raised concerns in his comments on my previous post that the archaic form of processing invited the viewer to look back on the past with nostalgia and to consider the new as necessarily bad (paraphrasing here so forgive me John if I got this wrong). Subconsciously this issue must have been bothering me […]

Blueprint or Capitalist Enclave

July 31, 2015


“London Docklands proved to be a highly controversial example of urban regeneration, polarising opinion between those who pointed to a blueprint for successful free market inner city regeneration…and those who viewed it as the architectural embodiment of Thatcherism including fortified capitalist enclaves.”    Andrew Tallon (2013) Urban Regeneration in the UK (New York: Routledge) This […]