These are a few images from an ongoing series of urban landscapes “Views of the City”.
The idea is inspired by Chris Steel Perkins documentary book of Urban Landscapes “Fuji” in which he used the iconic mount Fuji as a backdrop for his images depicting contemporary Japan where tourism, farming, industry, religion, urbanization, locomotion, housing and recreation, traditional ceremony and religion all are framed by the potent national symbol of the mountain. “Fuji”. Steel Perkins was himself inspired by the famous book by nineteenth-century master printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, “36 Views of Mount Fuji”.
These images will all be shot at various locations in London which all have the towers of London’s financial districts in the City and Canary Wharf as a backdrop. These towers have begun to dominate the skyline of contemporary London and represents the capitalist society, which dictates the lives of Londoners.