City of Dust © Lewis Bush
A new exhibition of London-based work by Lewis Bush, Lecturer on LCC’s BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course and a graduate of our MA course of the same name, opened at Westminster Reference Library earlier this month. Here he tells us what inspired these intriguing images of the city’s past.
I’m currently exhibiting images from an ongoing series of mine in a small show at Westminster Reference Library, a fascinating building hidden behind the National Portrait Gallery in central London. Titled City of Dust, the series looks at the idea of London as a sort of living archive, a place where the past is constantly dug up, reawoken and disinterred by the simple act of walking through the city.