Publisher: Antony Cairns
Format: Hardcover leporello
A traditionally trained photographer who learnt his trade at the London College of Printing towards the end of the 1990s, Antony Cairns' photographic practice has remained rooted in chemical-based techniques. Shooting almost exclusively on black & white film, he prints all his own work, often experimenting with forgotten or discarded methods, and frequently becoming engrossed with the process, its imperfections and oddities. Since he became involved with the Archive of Modern Conflict in 2007 his work has also been influenced by some of the rare and unusual photographic treasures held within the Archive’s collection. The Kingsland Road Panorama was shot on a 5×4 camera and consists of 632 black & white photographs showing both east and west facing sides of the street. Cairns has lived and worked on the Kingsland Road for the past ten years and his intention was to record the street in its current state. The pictures were taken over a three-month period in 2011.