"Crossings" shows images of numerous people crossing a particular road in London. The photographs were taken from the same vantage point, over a period of time. I love the way the background grey of the road with its road markings works as a neutral, flattening backdrop, highlighting the figures who now move across the image in an almost abstract landscape. I love the detail - the man who looks up to see a passing aeroplane, the girl grasping her coffee, people running whilst holding hands, a boy skate-boarding across the road.
This work is one of my signature photographic collages. For each artwork, I take hundreds of images of life in motion in a chosen landscape over a period of time. Through the deliberate process of choosing and editing my photographs a pattern evolves creating a new and unique landscape—compressing both time and space into a singular artwork. I am interested in expanding the photographic singular moment into a distinctive work of art which encompasses many moments.
I've produced seven large-scale collages to date, which include depictions of typical urban experiences such as escalators and Tube trains, contrasting with the more open, natural spaces of the seaside and Hampstead Heath. In 2012 the collage "Escalators" was released to the media where it was published worldwide to critical acclaim. The collages were most recently exhibited at the Koukan Gallery, North London in November 2014 in the show "So Near, So Far".
"Crossings" is part of an edition of 25 prints across 3 different sizes:
Edition: 25 (across 3 different sizes) + 2 A/P
Size One: 60x42cm Edition 10
Size Two: 90x63cm Edition 10
Size Three:120x84cm Edition 5
Archival print on Fine art paper - Giclee Print