ove leftfield images of our great capital? Well, this one’s for you. The latest show at the Museum of London explores the city after dark using a unique fusion of historical, conceptual and contemporary imagery.
There are 200 works ranging from the evening commute to the glittering club scene – and the capital’s darker underbelly. The photos reflect every corner of London, merging 200 pieces of work together the best snappers past and present, including Nick Turpin, Tish Murtha, Bill Brandt and Alvin Langdon Coburn.
Just look at Turpin’s incredible image (above), simply called ‘On a Night Bus #34’. And this below:
Three sections comprise London Illuminated, which explores reflects on how artificial light can transform the aesthetic of the city after dark; Dark Matters, with themes of threat and vulnerability, both real and imagined; and Switch on Switch Off, which shows people interacting with the night, whether that be commuters on their way home, to work or the fast paced world of London’s nightlife.
One thing’s for sure: it’ll make you look at the city with fresh (nocturnal) eyes, anyway.
Main image: On the night bus #34, 2016 Photograph by Nick Turpin