London Canal Museum
This is the online catalogue from Paul's exhibition at The London Canal Museum on 14th May 2011. As part of the Museums at Night festival, the whole space was lit only by candlelight. It was a very special night, with visitors exploring and transforming the candellit images by shining a torch across the surfaces. Taking advantage of the unique atmosphere, Paul had selected fifteen dark, seductive and mysterious images from Venice. Read about what it was like on the night, with more pictures, on Paul's blog by clicking here.
The canals of Venice feel altogether different to London’s industrial, historic waterways - especially in the eerie silence of Venetian night. After dark, with no car engines, after the tourists have disappeared, the City becomes fascinating and foreboding, the canals now darkened back streets squeezed tight between buildings; mysterious and inaccessible, attractive and dangerous. It's those hazy, half remembered, elusive feelings that are evoked in these images.