About the Ebook
Originally inspired by the apocalyptic vision of a depopulated British capital portrayed in the film '28 Days Later', this photographic project explores London like most have never seen it before.
As this city never sleeps, these pictures took several years to complete and involved two Christmas Days, many early mornings, all-night scouting trips and countless missed opportunities.
The result is eerie, quiet, beautiful and - I believe - hitherto unseen. It is the absence of life that makes these otherwise ordinary images into something special.
The life they don't show accentuates how busy and bristling with life London usually is. Thus these empty city scenes turn into pictures of the imagination, even of a state of mind. The photos may even be regarded as an expression of an inner vision of available space which in daily life is noisy, contested and crowded.
Whichever approach may relate to you, I hope you enjoy this view of London without anyone in it.
Enjoy the silence.
Based in London, UK, I am a professional photographer and frequently travel worldwide on assignment for editorial, expedition and corporate projects for magazine clients and campaigning organisations. With over 20 years of industry experience, I am as keen to produce quality images now as I was when starting out as a news photographer for Reuters News Pictures. I love diversity and challenge and enjoy shooting an equal balance of reportage and portraiture work. Demanding and complex global projects are as welcome as quick portrait shoots to a tight deadline. My pictures have appeared in some the world's leading publications such as Geo, National Geographic Books, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, The New York Times, Der Spiegel, FOCUS Magazine, FACTS Magazine and The Guardian as well as in a variety of corporate magazines, reports and websites. In recent years I have also undertaken extensive assignments on global environmental issues for organisations such as Greenpeace and WWF.