The College of Arms
The College of Arms is an historic institution based in the City of London. Founded in 1484 and in its present location since 1555 it is one of the few remaining heraldic authorities in Europe. The College’s motto ‘Diligent and Secret’ provided the starting point for this Work. Following negotiation I was allowed access to parts of the building inaccessible normally to all but the Heralds. The photographs record a series of historic working spaces, how they are personalised by their occupants and affected by the modern world. Antique books sit next to modern files, personal photos to historic paintings, fine furniture to filing cabinets. Appearing frozen in time there are no people in the photographs but their presence is strongly felt. The work represents my ongoing interest in architecture and its use and the tension between historic and modern.
Stine Bang Hansen • Patrycja Borecka • Giuliana Borrelli • Fern Denyer • Yassen Grigorov • Anna Jovanovic • Michaela Lahat • Sian Marsden • Lucy Payen • Lucy Ruth • Asha Sitarz • Joshua Tweddell • Edward Wright •