Just touched down in london-town…Arrived late last night for a week of work in the Queen’s playground and what good timing, The New York Times Magazine had their entire issue this weekend (and a photography issue to boot – double the pleasure, double the fun!) devoted to London. Lots of interesting articles asking whether there is such a thing as Londoners (probably) , and whether London is basically eating New York alive (maybe).
But one thing that really stood out was the imagery of digital artist Idris Khan, who makes a sort of “collage” of images. One of his images is composed of hundreds from other people – sometimes dating all the way back to the 30’s and including all sorts of images that he finds. Khan also looks “looked at a lot of stock photography as well, and went to all the horrible tourist shops in London to get every postcard I could find.” Most of this works are titled “a memory of…” which seems to evoke – to me at least – that notion that a memory is fuzzy around the edges and can change based on who’s doing the remembering.
For the full set of pictures, see the New York Magazine spread online.