Sohei Nishino: London Map Diorama
Nishino’s large-scale dioramas are the result of an elaborate process. For each intricate project, Nishino photographs a city from every possible angle over the course of several months. Thousands of exposures are assembled into a diorama that forms a dense and compacted photographic map of the city. Frame by frame the photographer works through the city’s streets, meticulously producing a collage that is a journey of its own.
A special installation of Nishino’s diorama of London was presented as part of Photo London 2015. The London diorama was sectioned and divided into approximately 1,000 prints, each measuring 10 x 16 cm. Participants could choose to purchase 10 of these prints to be housed in a custom-made box. Each of the prints was unique so as sections of the diorama were selected, they were removed from the installation.
The exhibition was a Photo London commission, and was viewable to all visitors with a Photo London 2015 ticket.