London (Weston Street), 2009

John Riddy’s photographs are dedicated to the individuality and poetry of certain places. His subject matter is wide-ranging from photographs of Denmark Hill in South London, where his parents used to live, to images of Renaissance or Modernist architecture in France and Italy. London (Weston Street), 2009, shows a brick wall that is part of a railway arch near London Bridge station. The wall is stained by seepage and erosion and mottled by time. The photograph is included in Riddy’s series Low Relief (2006–8) that explores architectural textures across London.