'Bobby' is the slang name the English give to their local Policemen. This film is from a multi media project by Nick Turpin all shot and recorded in London's Piccadilly Circus. Nick has chosen to explore one urban space using still photography, audio and film. Nick is interested in the way we live now, the nature of globalisation, international tourism, national identity and commercialisation.
The project will eventually all be online at likepiccadillycircus.com
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.