For the London Festival of Architecture 2019, Anise Gallery and Matthew White are curating a photographic documentation of the Old Kent Road. A homage to Ed Ruscha’s ‘Every Building on the Sunset Strip 1966’ the final work will be presented as an elevation of the full 1.8 miles on either side of the road, depicting the architecture, scale and culture.
Using the same methodology as Ruscha’s iconic work, the photographs will be taken from a moving truck that will drive along the Old Kent Road. Stitching them together in post production will then allow a complete overview of the road as one image, a never before seen perspective.
Old Kent Road has a long evolving history, the changes due to the Bakerloo Line Extension to Lewisham could however be the most sudden to date. The planned tube extension has caused major development plans to be drawn up including 20,000 new homes and 5000 new jobs over the next 2 decades. White’s photography will therefore become an important historical record and document of this infamous London road.