Lost in the City: Striking photographs of office workers alienated and displaced in the City

in Inspiration / Photography

Nicholas Sack’s black and white photographs of office workers in and around the City of London show isolated individuals set against the imposing grid-like architecture of modern London. With an expert anthropological eye, Sack examines this strange urban tribe, who with their destinations in mind, pound the streets in haste, swarming amongst each other but somehow still estranged.

Lost In The City, with humour and pathos, reminds us of the alienation that can be felt in the heart of a busy city as well as obliquely commenting on the moral uncertainty of the financial district. The book is accompanied by an essay from renowned novelist and Hackney resident, Iain Sinclair, considered one of the foremost chroniclers of London and an exponent of psychogeography.

Nicholas Sack has been a commercial photographer for 30 years but now concentrates on personal projects shot on black and white film on long walks across London and printed in his dark-room; he is currently documenting the buildings of 1930s suburbia. This is Sack’s second book; Uncommon Ground was published to critical acclaim in 2004.

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