David Monet

I’ve been carrying a rangefinder camera in my pocket since I was a teenager.

During evenings with friends, lonely walks in town, and trips abroad, I started taking photographs as a way to contemplate the time and place around me: urban photography, street art, colors in the night. Snapshots that simply say “I am here”.

These photographs become a commentary on memory and melancholia, fixed moments in an always changing landscape.

At London Photo Show this year, I’m presenting select photographs from three recent series.
• “Rental Living” revisits photographs taken in 2008 and 2009 in a cheap high rise in Western Canada, where my dreary living environment couldn’t mask the spectacular scenery and wilderness just on my doorstep.
• “Dark Pubs” was shot during the first UK lockdown in 2020, as I tried to make sense of the shutdown, chasing dark pubs all around London as an illustration of loneliness and isolation.
• “East London”, created between 2018 and 2021, is a visual documentary series on change, gentrification and urban art that is happening so rapidly in the eastern part of the city.



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