Bruce Gilden / London
“Since I’m used to working on commissions, I can adapt quickly to new environments, work very hard and very fast. To work on this project, where I have to realise a number of images in a short period of time, I decided to do colour digital photography. This way I can see the pictures when I’m taking them, which is very important.
My approach is to combine portraits of workers with surreal abstract photographs of the environment in order to bring my personal vision of the place, add another dimension to the traditional setting, and give a new life to customary objects.”
Tate & Lyle Sugars
Queen Mary’s Hospital
Limbless Football Association
Windsor & Eton Brewery
Bruce Gilden is one of the most renowned street photographers in the world. Most of his long-term projects have been self-assigned and have led to the publication of ten books. Gilden is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and his work has been exhibited widely in museums and galleries. His most recent commission in London for The Archive of Modern Conflict was featured last November, at Mois de la Photo in Paris.