A fresh look at London’s street corners

Chris Dorley-Brown’s new photography book The Corners, published by Hoxton Mini Press, presents scenes of London that are both familiar yet odd.

Chris Dorley-Brown
William IV, 2017

On London’s busy streets, it’s easy to dash about, never fully looking around, and never fully appreciating the city’s somewhat wonky beauty.

A new book of photographs by Chris Dorley-Brown encourages us to pause. Focusing on street corners in the East End of the city, Dorley-Brown creates portraits that are cinematic and eerie, reminiscent of Gregory Crewdson’s constructed photographic narratives, yet starring parts of the city that are banal in their regularity.