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Parliament Square Water Crisis Centre

WIRED UK magazine asked Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones to contribute work for feature ‘The Future As It Happened’ for the magazine’s July 2014 issue. The magazine asked some of their ‘favourite writes, artists and photographers to convey 2024 news in ‘the format we used to love.’ Robert and Didier’s image ‘Parliament Square Water Crisis Centre’ [...]

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London as Venice

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones, aerial photograph by Jason Hawkes Like a modern day Canaletto, this disturbing yet strangely peaceful aerial view of a flooded Thames was inspired by shots of New Orleans submerged under the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. Curious to know how London would appear under similar conditions, Graves and Madoc-Jones transposed [...]

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Parliament Square Paddy Fields

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones. A new global economy demands that we become more self-sufficient as former food sources become less reliable and shipping food around the world becomes unsustainable. Austerity encourages us to ‘grow your own’ – even 10 Downing Street and the White House have allotments now. Self-sufficiency also challenges the value of [...]

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Thames Tidal Power

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones, aerial photograph by Jason Hawkes The bold composition of Thames Tidal Power was inspired by a photograph of fishing huts perched above the waters of the Gironde in France by French aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand. a striking image of graphic quality and dramatic contrast between light and dark. Combined with [...]

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‘The Gherkin’

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones Continuing the theme of Living in London, Graves and Madoc-Jones accumulated images of life in the high-rise tenement blocks of Hong Kong and Sao Paulo. Of these, most striking were the distinctive structures of framed windows, behind which were the signs and minutiae of life that individualized the otherwise [...]

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Skating at Tower Bridge

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones, aerial photograph by Jason Hawkes Skating at Tower Bridge takes a bird’s-eye view of the frozen surface surrounding the landmark bridge. Tiny human forms skate beneath it, casting extraordinarily long shadows, yet appear as inconsequential as pinheads or iron filings. Posters & Postcard Books on sale here. Please contact us about [...]

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Kew Nuclear Power Station

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones, aerial photograph by Jason Hawkes In a neat finale to the exploration of power, this thematic group concludes with Kew Nuclear Power Station, a subject that addresses current debates considering the resumption of nuclear power. Where London’s power stations once produced clouds of steam over London, a new generation [...]

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Buckingham Palace Shanty

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones, aerial photograph by Jason Hawkes Day-to-day life in London takes advantage of new and formerly, inaccessible, spaces. Graves and Madoc Jones explored ideas and images that convey daily life in a transformed London, where the relationship between private and public space is re-evaluated. The artists were influenced by Tuca [...]

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Trafalgar Square Shanty

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones The key influence for Trafalgar Square Shanty was Norman Parkinson’s 1949 photograph of two models standing in the portico of the National Gallery (Wenda Rogerson and B. Goalen, Vogue). Looking out to Nelson’s Column, the photograph idealises the Square, a spot which today has been over-developed as a giant traffic island. [...]

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Camel Guards Parade

© Robert Graves and Didier Madoc-Jones With the arc of the London Eye on the horizon, Camel Guards Parade represents the famous military and ceremonial parade ground in Whitehall in a new guise. Amid a dusty haze of heat and sand, camels have replaced horses for the Queen’s own household guard. Posters & Postcard Books [...]

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