Camberwell Beauties

The curiosity that once carried me across the seas has now turned my lens to the start of my journeys, to the people in the street where I live in London. These portraits are not of exotic strangers whose appearances seduce us with otherness, but are of my neighbours. I examine their faces with a tourist's wonder, a professional's skill and a companion's connection.

These are close-cropped images exhibited in prints 2m wide. The pictures marry the style of vast landscape with that of microscopic detail. The huge eyes - printed as large as a man's open palm - offer a challenge to the spectator. Viewers may be beguiled by the detail in the eyes and lips. The children's skin is flawless. In contrast, the adults' complexions map their life histories.

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Camberwell Beauties

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Please contact me if you would like to view these large prints at their full size.