Francesco Russo: Urban Beings II
Edition of 15 + 1 AP
40 x 49 cm with a 2.5cm white border
Giclée print on Hahnemüle Photo Rag, 2021.
Nine Elms, South West London was once a bustling industrial area but is being rapidly transformed into a high-density modern centre dotted by imposing high-rise developments. The contrast between the Victorian brick terraces and monumental new constructions give a sense of the silent but relentless evolution of the neighbourhood. The lights of the construction sites have an otherworldly quality and the sense that they could be extraterrestrial objects, landing in and populating the riverside area between Vauxhall and Battersea.
Francesco Russo is an Italian photographer with a background in architecture, based in London and Venice and working worldwide. After graduating in Architecture from the IUAV University of Venice and working as an architect, he developed his knowledge in architectural photography at the London College of Communication. With an interest in various aspects of documenting architecture, Francesco has a keen eye for the relationship between people and the built environment as well as for industrial architecture.