Although not schooled in photography or art, Stuart Allen (b. 1960) is driven by a passion to travel the world, taking a camera to document the streets of cities, offering the viewer an insight into unseen urban environments. The featured images date from 2014 to 2016 across a myriad of locations including San Antonio, Denver, Indianapolis, Panama, Leeds and Bristol, charting the primary coloured windows and iron frames of anonymous buildings in undetermined metropolises. The series holds a sense of cohesion – following a steady flow of geometric balance and intense shades of red, blue and yellow, Allen ties different cities together as a universal sequence of snapshots. Devoid of a perceivable identity, each pop-coloured composition gives an impression of a building, rather than a whole idea. In this way, the Bradford-based photographer unites countries across time and space to present a keyhole vision of globalisation and symmetrical development.
Photographer Laurent Chehere records urban and residential spaces, tracing the city streets using both reportage and conceptual imagery.
Lance Chang uses distortion and blur to enhance the movement and dreamlike quality of his photographs. Resembling the waves of the aurora borealis, his art taps into beautiful and, at times, foreboding worlds.