A406 North Circular Project

Here’s some images from a personal project that I’ve been doing on the A406 North Circular Road. When I was a kid I lived in Scotland and my Dad (who is a soldier) was posted to Germany and we drove around the A406 on the way to Dover. I remember being horrified at this filthy, busy road. Little did I know that years later I would become fascinated by it. It’s still busy and filthy, but it’s a road that is very much alive. It goes from one lane to an eight lane motorway. People live on it, work on it. There’s constant roadworks and change. Few people ever stop unless they are stuck in a traffic jam.  I decided to walk around it,  some 29 miles.

My photos focus is on what’s beside the road, be it lines re-painted so many times that they literally have depth, to stairs that lead up to a house that no longer exists. Cars pass like ghosts, glimpsed but never featured.  I’ve done sections during the day, at night, when it’s rained, when it’s snowed.  These are just a few shots, I hope you like them. You can find more on my website www.huttonimages.com (in the personal work section) Later in the year I hope to put on an exhibition and publish a book.

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