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Go for Gold






Olympics area

“Go for Gold!” is an ongoing series of photographs that both depicts and critiques how the 2012 Olympic Games are transforming Britain’s landscape.

Although the Olympic future is still invisible to the naked eye, it is present in the impending Olympic Masterplan. “Go for Gold!” highlights this contrast. The images capture the sites’ local past while the titles represent the sites’ Olympic future. This juxtaposition of images and titles evokes the discordance of the present during its moment of transition. More recent work focuses on sporting venues in central London and across the nation. These photos broaden the approach to demonstrate how the Olympics affect the entire country.
This project was shown as part of ‘A Line is there to be broken’ within the TINAG festival.