(2014 – 2018)
Once the mother city at the heart of a vast global empire, London is now the dominion to a new world power which has risen in it’s stead. Subject to the flows of global finance and whims of markets, the city has become an investment opportunity for multinational developers and overseas investors.
Metropole records the brutally disorientating effects of this by documenting these legions of new luxury blocks as they are constructed and occupied. Multiple exposure photographs are combined with appropriated, repurposed photographs taken from the billboards of the developments, alongside extensive research into the property developers behind these schemes, including their extensive use of opaque offshore financial structures and unaccountable political lobbying.
Project comprises: 150 monochrome multiple exposure photographs, 85 colour photographs, 67 appropriated CGI images, approximately 200 A4 pages of research materials, 5 minute video installation.
Book published by Overlapse Books, 2018.