An evocative view of London's streets

Giacomo Brunelli, Untitled from the series Eternal London, 2012-2013

Italian photographer Giacomo Brunelli's latest body of work focuses on the streets of London, rendering the landscape in atmospheric black and white.

The series was commissioned by The Photographers' Gallery and includes a number of London landmarks, but with each reduced to act as the backdrop to the moment that caught Brunelli's attention.

The pictures are taken during his early-morning walks, during which he picks a person or creature at random to act as the player in his scene.

Brunelli uses a Miranda Sensomat 35mm camera that was given to him by his father and each photograph is hand-printed in limited editions.

Prior to this series, Brunelli was best-known for his critically acclaimed series The Animals I/II (2005-2009) where he photographed striking portraits of animals in Italy in a similar style.

Here is a selection of Brunelli's pictures of London.

Giacomo Brunelli, Untitled from the series Eternal London, 2012-2013
Untitled from the series Eternal London, 2012-2013
Untitled from the series Eternal London, 2012-2013
Untitled from the series Eternal London, 2012-2013
Untitled from the series Eternal London, 2012-2013
Untitled from the series Eternal London, 2012-2013
Untitled from the series Eternal London, 2012-2013

A book of the series published by Dewi Lewis has been released to coincide with the exhibition of the work at The Photographers' Gallery bookshop.

You can see more of Giacomo Brunelli's work on his website.

All photographs © Giacomo Brunelli, Courtesy of the artist and The Photographers' Gallery, London.

Phil Coomes Article written by Phil Coomes Phil Coomes Picture editor

Halfway point in 24-year photo project

Twenty-four photographers recording the first 24 hours of each year reach the halfway point of their 24-year-long project.

Read full article

More on This Story

Features & Analysis

  • TricycleTreasure trove

    The lost property shop stuffed with diamonds, bikes... and a leg


  • Boris Nemtsov'I loved Nemtsov'

    A murder in an atmosphere of hatred and intolerance


  • Image of George from Tube CrushTube crush

    How London's male commuters set Chinese hearts racing


  • INDHUJA'Dorky tomboy'

    The Indian who attracted proposals through honesty


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • Audi R8Best in show

    BBC Autos takes a look at 10 of the most eye-catching new cars at the 2015 Geneva motor show

Programmes

  • Kinetic sculpture violinClick Watch

    The "kinetic sculpture" that can replicate digital files and play them on a violin

Copyright © 2015 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.