Reeves’ photographs often focus on the overlooked people and places of London. It can seem frightening and lonely, the disposed at war with the established order, but there is also humour and hope – his images radiate compassion and community. In his images of protest and riot the division between the protesters and the police seems thin, their human-ness is what is most obvious.
In his critique of contemporary capitalism, Reeves’ hints at an alternative. The Psychogeographical mix of magic, poetry, history and politics is all here. In this London, you might be dragged down into the sewers or you might step through a portal into a utopia.
“I am interested in the marginalia, the liminal and ephemeral. London is mythical place a place of imaginative resonance and mental fight. In my photography I attempt to indicate this otherworldlyness of London to point out clues and cracks in the engine. This Angel of the precariat, might sentinate such a crack of perception and guide us towards another London, a Crow London...”
You can see more of Max Reeves' work here: http://s-kollective.com/
You can view this exhibition here online, on Facebook
or in person on the corner of Vestry Road and Peckham Road, Camberwell, London SE5.