I feel privileged to have visited a number of wonderful cities around the world in the last few years. Surrounded by the crowds, I often longed for some tranquillity, being able to cut out the noise and just absorb the sights at my own pace. I  wondered what it would feel like to remove all distractions from my images.

In my various cityscape series, I aim to capture the timelessness of a city, its past, present and future all coming together in one single image. Its fortitude, triumph and euphoria, its apathy, loneliness, gloom and melancholy. Thick, fluffy clouds crossing the sky, leave thin, white streaks in each frame reminding us of the fleetingness of life and our own mortality. The imposing man-made structures remain still and unchanged whilst all human activity vanishes. Suddenly the photographs become calm and silent. In the words of W.B. Yeats, one of the greatest poets of the English language – ‘The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper’. For me, the ability to use my camera to capture things that only my imagination can see is one of those magic things.

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