This summer marks a triumphant moment for London. As millions of people descend on the capital, flooding the streets and the new super-structure sports venues, the city will be the ultimate tourist attraction. Yet, in the midst of all this activity, VEGAS is looking to an alternative side of the city. Focusing on London’s most deserted and desolate spaces, DARK CITY offers a stark contrast to the glossy marketing of Olympic fervor with a documentary-style photographic presentation capturing London’s less watched moments.
The culmination of four years’ work, DARK CITY is a collection of London night-scenes. The project sees Eckersley continuing his investigation of the built environment and de-peopled cityscapes. Described by Monocle as showing “the empty humanity of England’s vast metropolis at its most vivid and alluring”, DARK CITY offers an alternative view of the capital during the Olympic frenzy.
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