As part of Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling, we're highlighting each of the photographers who took partby
What Is Your London?
For many, the idea of London conjures up postcard pictures: the London Eye, Buckingham Palace. However, these depictions of the capital that we’re used to seeing in the media, advertising and the press are outdated. That isn’t the reality for young people living here today. London is nothing without the people that live in it, and each individual has their own story to tell so the participants of Creativity Works: Visual Storytelling were briefed with showing the world what their version of London is, to let the world see their perspective.
This is Eric's London...
The Edge was formed through an experimental process of exploring the area around the artist’s home. Focusing on the suburbs – a part of London less observed – the project evolved through a process of making photographs along the rural/urban edges.
The one image chosen to be on display in the exhibition depicts an intersection of the human element with nature, a hint, which leaves the viewer wondering. This resonates with the feelings of the artist, also left wondering about the nature of this part of the city they have formed their life in.
The experimental nature of the project produced a variety of image formats, from literal depictions of the area to digitally augmented images which toy with the liminality of the city’s edge.
The Edge is a personal journey producing photography that reflects the juxtaposition of Londoners’ busy lives with the banality of the city’s periphery and questions our relationship with that environment.