Having been a street photographer for 20 odd years I was interested in seeing if I could transfer my way of seeing to moving image. The film is part of a wider project using a number of different media to explore a single urban space.
London's Piccadilly Circus is a global junction, a place where traffic, trains, people, culture and history meet, synonymous the world over with 'busyness' it is matched only in reputation by New York's Times Square. At the very heart of the biggest city in Europe It is the perfect place for the camera to reveal the nature of globalisation, international tourism, national identity and commercialisation.
Piccadilly Circus, built in 1819 and originally a roundabout with Eros at it's centre, unites the theatres of Shaftesbury Avenue with the cinemas of Leicester Square, the shops of Regent Street with the gentleman's clubs and hotels of St James's and Piccadilly itself with the Mall and Trafalgar Square. A photographic portrait of Piccadilly Circus is a portrait of the modern western world, there really is nowhere like Piccadilly Circus.