My new commission as Artist-in-Residence at the Guildhall Library challenges me to come up with a new ‘photo-set’ of 26 images every 4 months focusing on the City of London — a subject matter that, for most people, conjures up images of suit-clad workers toiling away at computer screens. However, a quick scroll through my City photographs soon revealed a very different side to daily life within The Square Mile, one featuring such varied activities as ice-skating, sun-worshipping, Morris Dancing and even romance. It’s this relaxed, fun, recreational side of the City that’s become the theme for my first photo-set, on view until 11th April. It’s a reminder that all those 380,000 workers who flood into the City every day, do take time off to enjoy the unique mix of ancient and modern buildings, streets, parks and squares that make up the City of London — yes, there is life beyond the computer screen.
‘City Life: The Square Mile’s Many Faces’.
Do visit this Free Exhibition from January 6th to 11th April 2014.
Guildhall Library, Aldermanbury, London EC2V 7HH.
Tel: 0207 332 1868
Monday – Saturday: 9.30am – 5.30pm