Photographer Chris Holmes often wakes before dawn to capture rare moments of solitude and calm as the city of London yawns, stretches and begins its day. His high-contrast scenes depict the miniature dramas unfolding all around us, obscured by the hectic pace of metropolitan life. Moving to London as an adult, he fell in love with the city in tandem with his development as a photographer and shoots his adopted home as both a romantic insider and an impartial admirer.
Chris shares details on his love and admiration for London, his creative and photographic beginnings, his love of poetry, and his book Hidden in Chaos from Trope's Emerging Photographers series.
Hidden in Chaos pairs Chris’s cinematic images with the words of 18 poets of various backgrounds, adding more layers of texture and meaning to the complex but devoted relationship that London’s residents and visitors have with the city’s many faces. London’s gray and glow, its daily ebb and flow, are celebrated, questioned and contemplated in this visual and poetic tribute.