Chris Dorley-Brown has been documenting East London’s changing landscape for the last three decades. His new book, shot between 2009 and 2017, features photographs that are composed from multiple exposures to play out different narratives simultaneously – creating surreal, dream-like scenes. A dog walker and an elderly man with his weekly shop both appear on the street corner of a half-demolished hospital, but in reality they were never there at the same time.
Akin to film stills, these images show the street corner as a location in flux; a place of intersection and momentary interactions. This thought-provoking book is a visual metaphor for the ever changing face of East London.
PUBLISHED: 12 April 2018