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Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in ARTICLES

Photographs of London: The Piccadilly Love God

Photographs of London: The Piccadilly Love God

  Piccadilly Circus at 6am is a pale ghost of its bright lights, big city self. This is the witching hour – the moment the city takes a breath between the excesses of the night before and the bustle of the day ahead. It’s also one of my favourite times to photograph London as it really is: a quixotic mixture of the ancient, the modern and the outright brash. The morning I took this shot it was sleeting, that chilly, persistent amalgam of rain and snow that tints the streets and even the air a particular shade of grey. Eros – or rather, Anteros – was alone except for the odd discarded food wrapper and a broken umbrella at the base of its steps. Across the street I could see a bundle slumped in a doorway. A drunk who never made it home or, more likely, a rough sleeper. There was a time – especially around the 2012 Olympics – when Westminster tried to sanitise its streets for the...

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