Up West

  • Duncannon Street, 2003 Duncannon Street, 2003
  • Villiers Street, 2003 Villiers Street, 2003
  • Oxford Street, 2007 Oxford Street, 2007
  • Regent Street, 2003 Regent Street, 2003
  • Oxford Street, 2002 Oxford Street, 2002
  • Marble Arch Subway, 2008 Marble Arch Subway, 2008
  • Piccadilly, 2008 Piccadilly, 2008
  • British Museum, 2010 British Museum, 2010
  • Charing Cross Road, 2010 Charing Cross Road, 2010
  • Lexington Street, 2008 Lexington Street, 2008
  • Haymarket, 2003 Haymarket, 2003
  • The Mall, 2009 The Mall, 2009
  • Trafalgar Square, 2003 Trafalgar Square, 2003
  • Shaftesbury Avenue, 2010 Shaftesbury Avenue, 2010
  • Strand, 2010 Strand, 2010
  • Regent Street, 2010 Regent Street, 2010
  • Manette Street, 2007 Manette Street, 2007
  • High Holborn, 2010 High Holborn, 2010
  • Oxford Street, 2009 Oxford Street, 2009
  • Greek Street, 2003 Greek Street, 2003
  • Irving Street, 2010 Irving Street, 2010
  • Wardour Street, 2002 Wardour Street, 2002
  • Whitehall, 2009 Whitehall, 2009
  • Great Russell Street, 2009 Great Russell Street, 2009
  • Coventry Street, 2009 Coventry Street, 2009
  • Whitehall Gardens, 2009 Whitehall Gardens, 2009
  • Trafalgar Square, 2005 Trafalgar Square, 2005
  • Oxford Street, 2002 Oxford Street, 2002
  • Dean Street, 2002 Dean Street, 2002
  • Old Compton Street,  2008 Old Compton Street, 2008
  • 2001 - 2013

    After I had shot the Underground images during the mid 1990′s, I set my sights on a project about London that was based on street level. For a few years I started a number of unconvincing stabs at this, but never really figured out exactly what would have worked, as London was too large a city to really do justice over a set of 60 or so pictures. Then in 2001, I realized the West End was usually my first port of call to take pictures, and the phrase ‘up west’ came to mind and a project was born. Over 12 years I wandered the busy shopping areas of Oxford Street and Covent Garden, drank in almost every pub in Soho, and stumbled across dozens of demonstrations, events, street parties and cultural festivals. Along with all the other usual comings and goings, I finally managed to put these pictures together into something I hope will make sense.

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