Late on Sunday nights in winter, when most of us are tucked up in bed, Peter Kindersley is to be found prowling London’s back streets with his camera, looking for pictures to add to his series, “Details of London by Night”. He has been at it for four years. “I have a huge map of London on my wall,” he says. “I like to pick out an area I don’t know and drive around it to see what I can find to photograph. I’m looking for a side of London that we don’t normally see. Occasionally I catch sight of something, a view or just the atmosphere of a place, which communicates its loneliness or emptiness.”
Silvertown Kindersley spotted this view of London ancient and modern (the O2 Arena and Canary Wharf) late one night. The Victorian building was in near-darkness and he didn’t know what he had been standing on until he developed the picture.