Monday, 3 September 2012
Image from a series of photographs taken during the major refurbishment of the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow: another chapter in the life of this historic building. The Gallery invited Paul to document the transition between November 2011 and May 2012. The resulting images show the interior of the building in a process of change, revealing layers of its past as well as the creation of a new layer for the future. What emerges from the vacant, off duty, spaces is the inpouring of light and a sense of scale. The pictures capture fleeting moments and elements that will fade from view as the finishing touches are added to the house before it returns to public life as a gallery and museum.