The building in Brick Lane (Shoreditch) is an example of something overlooked by most visitors - when I am photographing I make a habit of always looking up! Above the shop fronts you sometimes see details that haven’t been covered up or destroyed… some people call these ‘Ghost Signs’ This one I did some research on and found that it was an old soup kitchen to feed the poor.
On your website, I have also learnt that you were photographing Soho for 5 years. What kept you coming back to this district with a camera for such a long time?
One of the Central Saint Martins buildings was in Soho and I walked the area quite a lot and try to take a camera with me everywhere. Soho has a great history with lots of surviving old buildings. It is also a creative area but unfortunately changing now – especially since Central Saint Martins has moved away.
I must say that I prefer the vibe of Shoreditch. More rough and rebellious, at least it was like that some time ago.
Shoreditch has also changed like Soho…
Sgt Pepper album cover done by Peter blake, Jamie Reid tied to Sex Pistols. Looking at some of your inspirations it is very difficult to push away the notion that you are also a rebel!
I think all artists are rebels to some point - but some more than others.
Why have you chosen to focus on ceramics and 3D objects?
I like working in 3D and I use ceramics as it is so versatile a material. I especially like 3D as the work doesn’t reveal itself immediately – the viewer has to look all around it and engage with it (I hope).