Last Stop . George Georgiou


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"In 2008 I returned to London after having spent the last nine years living and working in Eastern Europe and Turkey, and was surprised by the speed of the changes that had taken place. I wanted to document the city, its movements and migrations, its landscape and architecture, its diversity and energy. I wanted to understand how so many people from all over the world manage to share the same space.

The double-decker bus allows me to frame the city, to make sense of it. The lower level is very close to the street, where I am almost touching people in the traditional way of street photography. The upper deck allows me the distance to capture the layers of the urban landscape. Between these two changes of positions throughout the city and with the movement of the bus.

I was also fascinated by how people use public space in a big city, by that sense of shared invisibility. Sitting behind the window, I also became invisible but the bus also gives him the privilege of seeing and understanding the emotional content of the daily movements, rhythms and rituals of London.

The essence of the project is that you can take the same route every day, but what you see, the ebb and flow in the street takes on a random character. To capture this flow, the accordion format reflects and imitates the feeling of a bus ride, but most importantly it gives the viewer the opportunity to create their own trips by spreading the book and combining different images together. This moves the book from the hands of a linear narrative author to one of the multiple possibilities. "George Georgiou

Perfectly presented double-sided leporello / accordion book. With a custom-made box.

Work shot up in the city of London through bus windows.

This project is designed to look at the topography and migrations of London: To explore the growing diversity of a major western city as the movement of people continues to change both the urban landscape and the community within it.

Last stop . George Georgiou

Pages: 174

first edition ; accordion binding and custom-made box

Edition of 950 copies.

16.5 x 21 cm

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