Behind London (Brief and Idle Land)
Influenced by Larry R. Ford's book 'The Spaces between Buildings' I began to make photographs of the temporary, shifting landscapes that exist in the 'gaps' of the dense urban areas of North London. In a city built on capitalism, where space is at a premium and land is defined by its specific use, these temporary places that have no rigid function seemed like brief pockets of resistance.
soon discovered that most of these spaces had been ear-marked for redevelopment
as part of London's 2012 Olympic Village. Unlike areas of natural beauty
threatened by the bulldozer, there would be no public outcry when this land was built on and developed.
Christopher King 2008