Accompanied by a foreword from SHOWstudio director and image-maker Nick Knight, photographer Michael Gossage's new book uncovers his love and appreciation of the city's architecture, styled with a minimalist twist. Shot during the first lockdown in the summer of 2020, the exclusively black and white book provides the viewer with a sense of escapism - an escape from the indoors coupled with modern life's (at times) repetitive nature. In turn, Gossage's debut publication challenges you to indirectly notice the small changes in your own environment - ones that are hidden in plain sight, the secrets of the city.
'The images themselves attempt to find organic beauty in the seemingly soulless subject of modern city architecture', Gossage said. The book makes up one-third of a trio of publications published by Atteret Publishing, which is co-owned by renowned French tennis player Jérémy Chardy who provided creative direction for the project.
Appealing to anyone who is interested in the dynamics of city life and architecture, Gossage's book looks at London through a lens that hasn't yet been explored in the photography world. One that doesn't take London's changing landscape for granted and instead looks beyond the skyline; revealing untouched secrets that can so often get lost in the mundanity of routine. Held together with an idea that was kickstarted by the pandemic, this book is about new ways of looking and understanding everyday spaces; a gentle reminder to anyone who can find city life overwhelming that London continues to burst with beauty at every nook and cranny, just as it always has and always will.