Bridge Over Canal, E15

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William Eckersley
Bridge Over Canal, E15 , 2009
from the series Dark City

These photographs are taken from a recently completed body of work, Dark City, that explores the urban environment at night. I hoped to draw a stark contrast with our normal daylight perceptions of a city that, being London, is usually dull, grey and thronging with people. At night, I imagined it as an empty stage, spotlit from multiple angles with different light sources casting garish hues. In this de-peopled twilight zone, I found the buildings and infrastructure seemed isolated from their purpose of serving humanity's needs, thus exposing their "genius or folly, beauty or ugliness". I wanted to reveal one of the busiest cities in the world, that was undergoing an Olympic building boom at the time, that is never more than a few hours from complete stillness. This selection of shots were all taken under ground, in tunnels or under bridges.


I'd photographed this exact view about three years previously, for a project on derelict buildings called Left London. I popped back after finding myself in the same neighbourhood again, and was amazed at the changes taking place - as an Olympic venue rose up on the other side of the canal. In the shot, I was trying to capture the otherworldly glare of the security lights in an otherwise nondescript location.


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