Shoreditch Bridge Portraits 1
by John Perivolaris
About the Book
Like Diogenes, I was looking for human beings, and I found them under a bridge in Shoreditch.
This is a series of portraits made under a concrete railway bridge in Shoreditch where nobody would normally stop. the series shows how a cross-section of Londoners looked in the setting of a quintessential twenty-first century space of transit between the corporate, artistic, and post-working class communities of East London. The series emerges from my interest in London as a contentious public space of translation, displacement, and experimental travel.
Born in Montreal of Greek parents, brought up in London, degrees in Spanish and Latin American Studies, digitized and dislocated, I am in a constant state of existential, visual, and linguistic translation. Wandering through cities where I don't even know my cellphone number, art offers a way of gathering myself together.