06
Jan
12

William Eckersley : “Dark City” Series (Night Photography)

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Initially inspired by the stillness of London at night, photographer William Eckersley began experimenting in late 2007 and after four years of stunning large format photography, he’s published a book of these works called ‘Dark City’ which promise a compelling view of unseen London. –  view here

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‘Factory, Tree And Moon Behind Silhouette, RM9′
(c-type print / 2010)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Spotlit Steps From Fire Exit, SE1′
(c-type print / 2008)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Trolleys In Car Park, CR0′
(c-type print / 2010)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Bridge Over Canal, E15′
(c-type print / 2009)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Bend In Pedestrian Tunnel, SE1′
(c-type print / 2008)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Shopping Arcade, SE1′
(c-type print / 2008)
“Dark City” Series
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‘Lake And Four Housing Blocks, SE2′
(c-type print / 2010)
“Dark City” Series
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At night, a once flat world illuminated by dull, grey daylight is transformed under the cloak of darkness. Garish spotlighting casts deep shadows and silhouettes, with hues of pink, cyan and orange. The stage is devoid of its human players and seems to showcase the scenery’s forgotten beauty, revealing a stark and otherworldly aesthetic in a city drained of its occupants. The built environment, deliberately contrived to service the needs and desires of humanity, makes sense in the context of teeming human life – without this however, its inherent functionality no longer visible, our urban spaces appeared to stand forlorn, waiting to be judged on their genius or folly, beauty or ugliness… [Extract : Stucco Press]

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William Eckersley : Stucco Press

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2 Responses to “William Eckersley : “Dark City” Series (Night Photography)”


  1. January 6, 2012 at 3:20 am

    WoW , I like how you took every day crap and turned it into art , amazing

  2. 2 rachel
    June 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Absolutely stunning.


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