A Compelling View of Unseen London
Spectral Images of a Dark City
William Eckersley’s vision of nocturnal London dissembles the conventional imagery of built environments where lost opportunities and chances not taken, abandoned housing estates and neon-lit corner shops reign. Eckersley, as this book reaffirms, is a photographer with a different perspective. His careful use of various light forms; halogen, sodium streetlamps, fluorescent strips coupled with eerily unpopulated locations creates a vision of a city that is scarcely even recognisable as the London we identify with. The following images are an excerpt from Dark City.