Wherever you go in London you can almost guarantee that a crane – indicating a building site – will form part of the view. Change and development are part of the capital’s everyday life.
Southbank is no exception. Walking along from the National Theatre to Tate Modern recently I took a slight detour to check out a new development and was faced by the concrete skeleton of a new development. The site was silent and empty except for one man, in red.
I waited patiently, hoping he would move to a more compositionally ‘correct ‘ position in the frame, but after five minutes or so it was clear he wasn’t going to be moving on any time soon. He stayed Dead Centre, and so I thought – man in red is the picture, de-saturate everything else (not that there was much colour in the first place). And the title was easy – Red Centre.
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