About the Book
Excalibur in Catford, London is the UK’s largest surviving WW2 pre-fabricated Estate. The council wants to demolish the 137 homes and replace them with 400 new-builds. As part of London Independent Photography's London Villages Project, I visited the Estate over 12 months to make a photographic record and talk to the residents. Read about this unique 'village' and see photographs taken between 1 March 2011 and 29 February 2012.
Born of a Belgian father and an English mother, I spent my early years in Belgium before settling in the UK. In 2002 I felt the need to find expression in a new vocabulary that did not necessarily have recourse to language. Through my photographic work I now endeavour to translate the reality of the captured image into the unreality or ‘surreality’ of the manipulated image. These ‘visual poems’ can stand on their own, or can incorporate or accompany words in English and/or French.