Just found out that this image (Bounds Green) from my A406 North Circular Project is one of 100 selected images for Renaissance Photography Prize Exhibition 2011. There was over 4500 submissions, so delighted to get selected. The competition has been running for the last four years and all proceeds go the Lavender Trust – a charity that supports the fight against breast cancer. The images will be exhibited at Mall Galleries, London SW1 from 20 – 26 March 2011. You can view the 100 images here http://renaissancephotography.org.
Any of you who who use the A406 will be acutely aware that Bounds Green is a roadworks hell, and has been for years. Everything narrows down into one lane and the traffic trickles by a long row of dilapidated houses. Some are boarded up, some are squatted, some have been knocked down. You don’t see people. It’s quite eerie. I took this image on a cold winters night. I like the way the image divides into 2 halves. It seems to sum up the battle that is going on between road expansion and living.