I started this photographic project at Lambeth North Tube station which, according to some, is the location for Go on the London Monopoly board!
I had expected to re-visit the tube station, to pass Go and to end the project where it had started. However, when I was planning my final shooting trip I saw that the tube station was closed for refurbishment. So, instead of Lambeth North I concentrated on the £200 you get for passing Go.
My final image is a photograph of what looks like about £200 in various currencies. It was taken in Tate Modern and is a donation point for visitors. Over the past year I have visited the Tate on many occasions and decided on my last visit to join as a member. So, if anyone fancies a visit just let me know and I will be happy to get you in!
I hope you have enjoyed these photographs and stay tuned for further updates as I decide what to do with the images.
p.s. One of my photography friends asked me which were my favourite images from the project. If you would like to see please click here.
If you have any comments or questions, I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for getting this far. . . Peter
The last main location for my monopoly project was Mayfair. I had already visited the east and west boundaries of the area in previous posts (Bond Street and Park Lane) so now I wanted to explore the central area. All three of the images came from Berkeley Square and Davies Street, which leads north from the square. I really enjoyed this area, up-market excess seemed the order for the day.
So, where should you go for your ancient art, your modern art or your latest couture frock? Simply pop along to David Aaron, Phillips Auction House or Vivienne Westwood in Mayfair.
I loved the area, the mad excess of it all. Hope you like it too!
The images for super tax all came from the Mayfair area of London, which is flanked to the west by my previous location, Park Lane. I thought for a while about how to represent super tax. In the end it came down to two ideas; the first that if you are rich enough (or powerful enough) then tax of any kind doesn't seem to be a problem, and the second that in the end for the rest of us, along with death our taxes are inevitable. So super tax doesn't really seem to exist anymore... unless you count the congestion charge, fuel duty, insurance premium tax, vat etc.
But back to photography. My images represent the super rich with the Bentley and Rolls Royce car multiple exposure, the super powerful by way of Starbucks and the rest of us with the tax paying barista and the certainty of death in the skull. Hope you like them as much as I enjoyed taking them!
Photographing London, Surrey and beyond. From the top of the Shard to the end of the garden. . .