London Film Screening at Poetry Brothel Launch

A special screening of London, the visual interpretation of the William Blake poem made by James, will take place at the London launch of the Poetry Brothel, accompanied by a live reading of the poem.

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.

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LONDON: A short photographic film

Over the last few months, I’ve been working a photographic adaptation of William Blake’s poem, ‘London’, from the Songs of Innocence and Experience. Shot around the capital’s streets throughout the dark winter nights, the finished video is available to view below. As with Metamorphosis, I worked closely with the team at Hellicar & Lewis to create this final product which will feature as part of Blackwell’s bookshop’s Inspired by Blake festival.

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