Metropole is the result of dozens of walks taken through London, recording new construction sites and high rises. These structures typify the influx of foreign capital and the development boom which has transformed large swathes of the city, in the process making the London increasingly unaffordable, unequal, and unfamiliar to those who live here.
As the book progresses the initially dream-like photographs become increasingly confusing and nightmarish. They morph into complex overlapping patterns reminiscent of the abstractions of the Vorticists, before finally coming to rest on the financial centre of the city, the dark heart driving this change.
Metropole is published as a thirty page A4 zine which will be available from my online store from March 10th. Also available will be a limited number of screen prints based on the series. -http://lewisbush.tictail.com/
Lewis Bush (London, 1988) studied history at the University of Warwick, and worked in public health before gaining a master’s degree in documentary photography from the London College of Communication. He has since gone on to produce numerous photographic projects, as well as curating, teaching and writing extensively about photography.
More of his work can be seen at www.lewisbush.com