Dickens & Jones
This workexplores a building at the end of era. The series is a visual investigation ofa space as it hangs tentatively in the balance between its functions old andnew. Whilst the space may remain recognisable as a site of commerce, thebuilding stripped to its barest bones, clings on to the last moments of itsprevious function.
Despite theoverwhelming emptiness of the building, the images are far from being a blankcanvas. In fact, it is this distinct and unnerving absence of people and theproducts associated with the space that brings a new heightened relevance tothe things that would have previously gone unnoticed. Our eye is instead drawntowards the subtle accumulative layering of traces left behind by many decadesof human presence within the building’s interior. Dirty silhouettes ofclothing, products, fixings and furnishings become ghostly reminders of whatused to be.