Stephen Gill uses his surroundings as the inspiration for his work. This work, from the series Hackney Flowers, evolved from collecting flowers, seeds, berries and objects and pressing then layering them against his own photographs and found ephemera. Some photos had been buried for a time to allow discolouring. The series is both a collaboration of artist, place and time.
—Courtesy of Whitechapel Gallery
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