It’s said that London, much like New York, is a 24-hour city that never sleeps. Now that might be true in sparkling Soho, dynamic Dalston and boisterous Brixton, but away from the neon glare of the city’s nefarious nightlife, the Capital does fall silent after the midnight hour.
Photographer William Eckersley has spent four years traversing around London capturing these quiet, intimate moments – from blank flyovers in W1 to eerily symmetrical Victorian housing blocks, by way of a pink-tinged, stark view of the River from EC4 and a football pitch bereft of participants in front of a housing block in SW1 (above).
These hushed, almost poignant, images are collected in Eckersley’s superb Dark City compendium. An arresting aesthetical work, it sees London depicted in a new light. Or, as the case maybe, darkness.
Those stuck for what to buy the art and design lover in their lives this Christmas, look no further.