Crossrail – the evolving space

During the process of photographing the eight underground stations that were being constructed/extended for Crossrail, I took hundreds of photographs. Many of these images were combined with others to create the resulting collages that you can see in the 'Crossrail' gallery. For my first blog though, I thought I would show you a selection of the original pictures. The scale of the engineering is breathtaking. Apart from the huge tunnels, through which the trains will run and which will remain, there are gigantic spaces - soon to be filled with escalators, lift shafts & ticket halls -, as well as massive temporary excavations, created for access and ventilation, that will be used for underground offices or filled and covered at the end of the project. It is these amazing subterranean spaces that inspired my 'Crossrail' project as they evolve from caverns of industry into a sleek and polished part of an incredible infrastructure project.

Bond-10a

Bond-10a

Bond Street, London

Whitechapel-2a

Whitechapel-2a

Whitechapel, London

Bond-12a

Bond-12a

Bond Street, London

Whitechapel-1a

Whitechapel-1a

Whitechapel, London

Farringdon-10a

Farringdon-10a

Farringdon, London

Paddington-11a

Paddington-11a

Paddington, London

Farringdon-9a

Farringdon-9a

Farringdon, London

TCR-6a

TCR-6a

Tottenham Court Road, London

Bond-13a

Bond-13a

Bond Street, London

Farringdon-4a

Farringdon-4a

Farringdon, London