The images were the result of a project to visualise Blake’s 19th century poem through the exploration of the capital in the 21st century. They were later animated and combined with multiple audio tracks of readings of the poem to make the short film. Neither choreographed nor scripted, London captures these late night walks across the city’s bridges, parks and streets, where James photographed members of the public whose behaviour echoed something of the desolation felt in Blake’s lines.
The Poetry Brothel is an immersive poetry event, launching at Vout-O-Renees in London on Saturday 7 May, with live poetry, jazz, burlesque and tarot readings. For full details see the Poetry Brothel London Facebook page.
A boxed set of 12 A6 prints from the project is now available. Lamda prints on Ilford fibre-based paper, in an embossed presentation box. Limited edition of 9, numbered and signed. For further details, or to purchase a set, please contact James.