About this object

  • Maker:

    O'Brien, Colin

  • ID:

    IN40611

  • Production date:

    2010

  • Location:

    On Display: Museum of London: Linbury Gallery: London Nights

  • Photographed from the living room window of the photographer's flat at Victoria Dwellings, where he lived with his parents, is this extraordinary bird's eye view of a street accident. Such accidents were an unfortunate recurring consequence of a fault with the junction's traffic lights. Armed with his box Brownie camera, O'Brien recorded the scenes with a marked beauty, revealing the multiple components on the ground of the situation, from onlookers to the vehicles involved. O'Brien acknowledges the nostalic aspect of his pictures and believes that the commonplace is the most important thing to record.

  • Measurements

    H 304 mm; L 407 mm (paper), H 244 mm; L 363 mm (image size)

  • Materials

    paper

  • Rights Credit

    © Colin O'Brien

  • Last Updated

    2018-04-12

FURTHER INFORMATION
  • NUMBER OF ITEMS

    1

  • STATUS

    permanent collection

  • COPYRIGHT HOLDER

    O'Brien, Colin

  • Related place

    Islington (depicted)

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