'Faith in The City of London'
My aim with this book is to share my discovery of the unique interaction between faith and commerce in the City of London. I want to give a new perspective on the City and provide a real insight into a side of this globally important financial district not dominated by money-making business but by the spiritual. Apart from the world famous St. Paul’s Cathedral, there are over 40 other churches squeezed in between the City’s towers of commerce and I hope that this book will encourage more people to explore not only these amazing buildings but the hidden world of worship going on inside them.
Over the last four years, I have gained unique access to photograph the day-to-day workings of these religious enclaves and I have captured everything exactly as it has happened - nothing has been posed or photoshopped. The result of over 200 visits is a book that reveals a hidden world of worship that is surprisingly vibrant and diverse and which stretches out into many different faiths.
From family weddings and the rituals of daily services, through to dramatic investitures, magnificent harvest festivals, musical events of many varieties and celebrated, popular vicars, the photographs show an extraordinary range of spiritual goings-on and charismatic personalities.
‘Faith in The City of London’ will be published by Unicorn Publishing in April 2020. This large-format, high-quality, hardcover art book will feature over 150 of my colour and black & white photographs, with an introduction written by the acclaimed art critic Edward Lucie-Smith and a Foreword by the Lord Mayor of London.