As I’ve said in previous blogs on this project, Under Tracks has not been just about taking photographs of the occupants of the railway arches – I have in fact been recording social history.
I finally showed 96 framed photographs of Under Tracks at The Underdog Gallery.
With just less than a month before the Under Tracks exhibition at Underdog, I finally get to one of the truly unique arch locations in London, Flying Fantastic in Southwark.
Another visual omission from Under Tracks is a garden centre.
This is going to be a long days trek.
Halfway down the King’s Road in Chelsea is the Michael Hoppen Gallery at Jubilee Place.
Last November, I visited the arches to the north of South Bermondsey and became aware of an expanding stretch of “foodie” arches that traded on Saturdays… Time for a revisit?
Most of the 4,400 arches in London are owned by Network Rail, but the ones below the Underground tracks (where the tracks are above ground!) are the property of Transport for London (TfL).
Last October we visited Hackney Downs and came across a vodka distillery being built in a railway arch – hopefully it is finished now, so time for a revisit?
It is the first bright Friday of the year as we set off again into uncharted territory from Camden Road station.
I recently received a catalogue from Sotheby’s for their upcoming Made In Britain auction on March 16th.
It’s early December and we’re making a return visit to the Blenheim Court in Peckham Rye, the Arches Studios triangle we first visited in July.
I’m visiting north-west South Bermondsey! It’s the run-up to Christmas and so I’m expecting to have to make a few revisits when the arch occupants are less busy.
Probably my last shoot of the year as we head south-east from London Bridge to Deptford – my intention to walk back ‘up’ the line to Bermondsey.
I’m told there are over 4,000 railway arches in (Greater?) London and I’m sure a high proportion of them are used by the motor industry.
I’ve got permission from Amy at Le Pain Quotidien head office to shoot at their South Bank restaurant, so that’s our first stop.
Dallas at the DnA Factory in Herne Hill informed us that Peckham Rye had some interesting arches, and he was certainly right.
My list of ‘return visits’ has been getting longer and longer, so time to tick a few off.
Before a visit to the NPG to see the Audrey Hepburn photographs, a quick visit in and around Waterloo East.
Further south, in June, to Herne Hill. I had done some research for this trip and discovered the Bath Factory Estate lying behind the shops off Norwood Road: a long run of arches with two great locations at each extremity.