"Local or visitor, London courses through your body as if its rainbow-coloured system of underground veins is somehow intrinsically linked to your own." ~ Chris Holmes
Often waking before dawn, photographer Chris Holmes captures rare moments of solitude and calm as the city of London yawns, stretches and begins its day. His high-contrast scenes depict the miniature dramas unfolding all around us, obscured by the hectic pace of metropolitan life. Moving to London as an adult, Chris fell in love with the city in tandem with his development as a photographer and shoots his adopted home as both a romantic insider and an impartial admirer.
Hidden in Chaos pairs Chris's cinematic images with the words of 18 poets of various backgrounds, adding more layers of texture and meaning to the complex but devoted relationship that London's residents and visitors have with the city's many faces. London's gray and glow, its daily ebb and flow, are celebrated, questioned and contemplated in this visual and poetic tribute.
Includes poems by Elena Ashton, Shez Chung Blake, Troy Cabida, Laura Corns, Paul Cree, Caroline Druitt, George Duggan, Sam El-Bahja, Tom Gill, Bizhan Govindji, Imogen Hudson-Clayton, Danny Martin, Louise McStravick, Aaliyah Orridge, Astra Papachristodoulou, Abdul Patel, Ben See, and Janay Stephenson.