Sleepless in Soho: Neon-lit, stylish photographs of London's entertainment district at night

© Joshua K. Jackson. All images courtesy of the artist

For three years, British photographer Joshua K. Jackson walked the lamp-lit, neon-filled streets of London's Soho, turning to photography as a way to escape the frustrations of insomnia.

His images from this period, taken from January 2017 onwards, reveal the intense atmosphere in the capital's best-known entertainment district and pick out the details that show a juxtaposition between the Soho of today and the faded character of its past.

The series, Sleepless in Soho, is now available as a photobook, and also takes inspiration from a poem by Sarah Tucker that reads: "Guided on by the flickering of neon lights, I know well the hours filled with sleepers' dreams. I search them peacefully as I journey through the nights."

It's not the first time London, or indeed any city, has inspired Joshua's work. Based in the capital, he focuses on urban life, exploring the relationship between people and places, expressed through a rich visual language of colour and abstraction. You can discover more at www.joshkjack.com.

© Joshua K. Jackson

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