Category: Architecture

  • Stop

    Stop

    From 21st December 2020 to 29th March 2021, London came under Tier 4 ‘Stay at Home’ Covid restrictions. We were only allowed out for work or exercise. Non-essential shops and social spaces closed, although ‘one person [was] permitted to meet with one other person in an outside public space’. Our horizons narrowed, and time felt […]

  • Compliance

    Compliance

    Since Covid cases have exploded again, I’ve returned to the City of London for my exercise. The streets are quiet but there is always at least one fugitive figure in view. As we come into proximity, I find myself trying to categorise them: compliant or libertarian, responsible or feckless, aware or oblivious. Will they cross […]

  • Hulks

    Hulks

    Update. ‘Hulks’ is currently featured in the Architects’ Journal London’s ‘modern’ offices are empty and starting to look like monuments to a bygone era of commuting and communal work spaces. ‘Great, empty hulks as a painful memory of capitalist overreach..’ as Michael Regnier from my agency, Panos, put it when he saw the photos. I […]

  • Beasts of Burden

    Beasts of Burden

    A trip to the Kathmandu Valley to photograph the human and animal workforce in brick kilns. Mules are bred in India and purchased there to work in Nepal’s brick kilns. If they survive in reasonable condition they can be sold on as mountain pack animals at the end of the season. The mule owners bring with […]

  • Bobby and Stillman Show

    Bobby and Stillman Show

    ‘Bobby and Stillman’ will be opening as part of Creative Reactions at: Juju’s Bar and Stage, Truman Brewery, 15 Hanbury St. (off Brick Lane), London E1 6QR. The free show at Juju’s bar will be open from midday till 6pm Tuesday 16th to Thursday 18th May. Do call by and see us. From 7-10pm 15-18th May there will […]

  • Crossness Pumping Station Open Day

    Crossness Pumping Station Open Day

    Sunday 23rd October was Open Day at the Crossness Pumping Station. The ‘Thames Tides’ installation, created by Susi Arnott and I, screened throughout the day alongside the mighty beam engines. You can still catch the show this Friday 28th Oct. Details and photos below. Crossness Pumping Station. Friday 28th Oct. 2016 Where?Crossness Pumping StationThe Old […]

  • Thames Tides at Crossness Pumping Station

    Thames Tides at Crossness Pumping Station

    Thames Tides is screening alongside the beam engines at the ethereal Crossness Engine House. The huge building combines ponderous machinery and delicate filigree work to astonishing effect. Its function was to pump London’s sewage up above the level of the Thames and release it on an outgoing tide. What better place to screen Thames Tides? Here […]

  • Thames Tides moves to the Bartlett School of Architecture

    Thames Tides moves to the Bartlett School of Architecture

    We’re on the move again Thames Tides will be showing at the Bartlett School of Architecture on Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th September 2016. 140 Hampstead Rd.NW1 2BX. (Room G02, Ground floor) Free entry 10am – 6pm. Please email or give us a call (crispinhughes@gmail.com 0207 207 0608) to arrange entry. Here are some photos and videos taken […]

  • Darbishire Place, Whitechapel

    Darbishire Place, Whitechapel

    An ongoing commission for Niall McLaughlin Architects: to photograph the flats and residents in this Stirling Prize shortlisted Peabody block. Much architectural photography has an arid and ghostly or post apocalyptic feel. The buildings are presented without people, in creepily perfect weather and light, as though they subsist for and of themselves. We are hard-wired to respond […]