Curb your enthusiasm: Bleak, hilarious photographs of London pavements

Date
7 August 2015
Reading Time
1 minute read

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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Emily Gosling

Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.

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