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East End Transformations (After Marville)

February 14, 2016


State of play with my East End work is presented in the video below. I will not be working on this for a few weeks and so thought I would document where I stand. I am very attracted to the idea of using the same form of presentation as Marville – photographs mounted on blue […]

After Marville… but in what way?

November 9, 2015


As has often been the case when I start a new project I begin in one place and then move on. My starting point for looking at the redevelopment of East London was to a fair degree focussed on how the means of presentation could add layers of meaning to the photographs I produce. Specifically, […]

After Marville…

November 5, 2015


I have decided to rename my project, which is exploring redevelopment/gentrification in the East London districts of Shoreditch, Spitalfields and Whitechapel, After Marville… The previous name Blueprint presumed the use of cyanotype as the means of printing the work. At this stage it seems much more appropriate to leave things open. My tentative version one artist’s […]

The form of a city changes more quickly, alas! than the human heart.

November 1, 2015


I have been researching influences for my project about the redevelopment of East London. In doing so I came across the French 19th century photographer Charles Marville. Marville documented the transformation of the centre of Paris under Haussmann. The first major urban renewal project in Paris started in the1850s. Louis Napoleon (Napoleon III, the nephew of […]

Blueprint – First Steps out into the field again

October 27, 2015


Blueprint is my codename for a new project which looks at the redevelopment of East London. For now I have decided to focus on the area around Spitalfields/Whitechapel. These districts border onto the City which in encroaching more and more into the space that was once East London. Talking to many locals who visited the […]