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Piccadilly Circus Water Lilies

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones At the heart of London’s theatre land, Piccadilly Circus is synonymous with bustle, noise and traffic. How would the famous junction appear in a future flooded London, after its iconic façades are re-clad with lotus-like solar panels and the spot is invaded by energy harnessing windmills? After photographing Piccadilly Circus [...]

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St Paul’s Monkeys

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones The view from the Stone Gallery at the base of Sir Christopher Wren’s great dome provides a view over a changed world. Tate Modern, the great cultural landmark of London, once linked to St Paul’s Cathedral and City Of London by the Millennium Bridge is now cut off by [...]

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Whitehall Tornado

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones Trafalgar Square represents iconic London and is a gathering place for tourists and Londoners alike. Every major celebration in the capital takes place in this public space. A warming climate causes more extreme and unpredictable weather. Whitehall Tornado hits at the heart of the establishment and throws the status quo [...]

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Hyde Park Palm Oil

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones Self-sufficient London by definition questions the value of power in new contexts. Amid the fronds and leaves of tropical palm trees in Hyde Park Palm Oil, the Mayfair Hilton Hotel looms up, dominating its humid environment in an area which houses an established community of Middle Eastern Londoners. Hailed as the revolutionary [...]

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Notting Hill Carnival

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones Like a Richard Hamilton photo-collage, Notting Hill Carnival is a visual composite of 20 separate images. A chance discovery of a shot of a young woman applying sun cream (shown at bottom left of the image) catalysed the idea of transforming and uniting London’s carnival audience in blue sunblock. [...]

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Glacial Thames

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones Glacial Thames and Skating at Tower Bridge are inspired by the historical tradition of frost fairs in London that were regularly staged on the frozen surface of the Thames as early as 1684 up to the early 1800’s. Re-considered amid the current debate of the deceleration of the Gulf Stream, [...]

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RIO+20+20

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones. Graves and Madoc-Jones created RIO+20+20 to mark the ‘RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development’ that took place in Rio de Janeiro in July 2012.  It was the first of their new series of ‘Postcards From The Future’ featuring other World Cities. A huge increase in seaweed production combined [...]

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In 2009 Graves and Madoc-Jones were commissioned by Condé Nast to design the cover of the relaunch UK edition ofWired Magazine. Headlined ‘Your Life in the Future’, this image, based on an aerial shot of London by the British photographer, Jason Hawkes, unfurled a seductive futuristic cityscape dotted with floating cities and flying machines. For over 20 [...]

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