In London (and in a lot of large cities), building sites and road works are omnipresent, there’s a permanent transformation happening in our environment. The building site is not a temporary state, it never ends; one building after another.
Instead of dealing with the finished product I found interesting to photograph these moments, the unfinished architecture. It’s both visually chaotic and very organised at the same time, with a multitude of coordinated actions happening. There’s a point in the construction of a building when you can see both its shape and its insides. Some of the staircases and internal walls are installed. It’s like a full-scale cutaway model: very readable and real, but there’s also a space for imagination. The meeting point where reality meets the possible. When you look at it you can imagine what it could possibly be used for and how.
Buildings are different but the base materials, the methods, the tools, the traffic cones and the reflective stripes are used everywhere. I’m using these visual motifs. They are very visually strong because a lot of them are about safety and warnings.