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Derek Man: No Stopping Mon-Sat

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Curb your enthusiasm: Bleak, hilarious photographs of London pavements

Derek Man is clearly a dude with a sense of humour, albeit a rather dark one. Why else would you take it upon yourself to snap dead pigeons, vomit and a forlorn, forgotten slice of birthday cake? His series No Stopping Mon-Sat presents a poignant portrayal of London from the perspective of its curbs, somehow managing to represent exactly what the capital is: dirty, strange, funny and full of surprises. Derek describes the series as “a collection of weird and chunderful things…from a piece of cake to a toilet seat to the Urban Trinity (the fox, the pigeon and the squirrel).”

It is the result of two years of casual shooting, and aside from creating a gruesome visual journal, Derek has also found it to be a way of keeping in touch with my friends and family back home in Hong Kong. “I would sometimes send them pictures of things I come across in my day to day life in London via Whatsapp – often without any context – to varying responses,” he says.

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