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TWENTYSIX LO N DO N

S TAT I O N S


Twentysix London Stations by Steven Demeza


In Loving Memory of Dennis & Richard Demeza


Contents

1

Introduction...

3

Visual Index...

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Waterloo...

7

Vauxhall...

9

Clapham Junction...

11

Wimbledon...

13

London Bridge...

15

Charing Cross...

17

Oxford Circus...

19

Marylebone...

21

Paddington...

23

Victoria...

25

Cannon Street...

27

Fenchurch...

29

Liverpool Street...

31

Shepherd’s Bush...

33


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Euston...

35

Kings Cross...

37

Alexandra Palace...

39

Hornsey...

41

Harringay...

43

Finsbury Park...

45

Highbury & Islington...

47

Canonbury...

49

Haggerston...

51

Whitechapel...

53

New Cross Gate...

55

Crystal Palace...

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Introduction This is a project in homage to a book titled Twentysix Gasoline Stations by Edward Ruscha. Instead of gasoline stations I have chosen to photograph train stations in London because of family ties – my grandfather was fascinated by trains and my uncle worked for London Underground – and my own personal interest in architecture. A pinhole camera was used so I could capture long exposures. The camera was an 8 inch wooden cube. I chose to use a pinhole of this size so I could expose the images for long enough to eliminate any people. The idea was to draw attention to the architecture involved as it is often overlooked in daily life. I also enjoy the manual process more than digital photography, which I feel is extremely detached from the origins of photography. The project reflects my stubborn nature, albeit not a particularly admirable trait in its own right. It also shows an unhealthy persistence and determination to follow a project through to the end, regardless of numerous setbacks and failures. These hindrances are visibly represented throughout the book as incorrectly exposed photographs. Persistence and determination are represented by the few beautiful exposures such as Whitechapel Station, Kings Cross and Liverpool Street. Although London Bridge is underexposed, it has a rather interesting and haunting quality about it which shows those happy accidents that persistent experimentation yields.

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Visual Index

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WATERLOO S TAT I O N

Waterloo Station, 1hour exposure. Over-exposed image

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VAUXHALL S TAT I O N

Vauxhall Station, 20 minute exposure. Over-exposed image

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CL APHAM JUNCTION S TAT I O N

Clapham Junction Station, 1 hour exposure. Over-exposed image, potential light leak

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WIMBLEDON

S TAT I O N

Wimbledon Station, 5 minute exposure. Correctly exposed image

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LONDON B R I D G E S TAT I O N

London Bridge Station, 1 hour exposure. Under-exposed image

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CHARING C R O S S S TAT I O N

Charing Cross Station, 1 hour exposure. Over-exposed image

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OXFORD C I R C U S S TAT I O N

Oxford Circus Station, 1 hour exposure. Under-exposed image

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MARYLEBONE

S TAT I O N

Marylebone Station, 50 Minute exposure. Correctly exposed image

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PADDINGTON

S TAT I O N

Paddington Station, 1 hour exposure. Under-exposed image

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V I C TO R I A S TAT I O N

Victoria Station, 1 hour exposure. Correctly exposed image

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CANNON S T R E E T S TAT I O N

Cannon Street Station, 50 minute exposure. Under-exposed image

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FENCHURCH

S TAT I O N

Fenchurch Station, 1 hour exposure. Under-exposed image

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LIVERPOOL S T R E E T S TAT I O N

Liverpool Street Station, 50 Minute exposure. Correctly exposed image

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SHEPHERD’S B U S H S TAT I O N

Shepherd’s Bush Station, 40 Minute exposure. Over-exposed image

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EUSTON S TAT I O N

Euston Station, 1 hour 15 Minute exposure. Under-exposed image

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K I N G S C R O S S S TAT I O N

Kings Cross Station, 1 hour 10 Minute exposure. Correctly exposed image

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ALEXANDRA P A L A C E

S TAT I O N

Alexandra Palace Station, 12 Minute exposure. Over-exposed image

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HORNSEY S TAT I O N

Hornsey Station, 20 Minute exposure. Over-exposed image

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HARRINGAY S TAT I O N

Harringay Station, 20 Minute exposure. Over-exposed image

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F I N SB U RY P A R K S TAT I O N

Finsbury Park Station, 1 Hour exposure. Over-exposed image

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HIGHBURY & ISLINGTON S TAT I O N

Highbury & Islington Station, 15 minute exposure. Over-exposed image

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C A N O N B U RY

S TAT I O N

Canonbury Station, 15 minute exposure. Over-exposed image

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HAGGERSTON

S TAT I O N

Haggerston Station, 10 minute exposure. Over-exposed image

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WHITECHAPEL

S TAT I O N

Whitechapel Station, 40 minute exposure. Correctly exposed image

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NEW CROSS G A T E S TAT I O N

New Cross Gate Station, 35 minute exposure. Over-exposed image

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C RY S TA L PA L AC E S TAT I O N

Crystal Palace Station, 20 minute exposure. Over-exposed image

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Š 2012 Steven Demeza


Twentysix London Stations