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The Diverse World Of London As Seen Through Bus Windows

Photographer George Georgiou captured the diverse views of the capital while sat on a bus.

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George Georgiou’s photo book Last Stop aims to document London's "movements and migrations, its landscape and architecture, its diversity and energy".


“This project is designed to look at the topography and migrations of London,” Georgiou told BuzzFeed, “to explore the increasing diversity of a major Western city as the movement of people continues to change both the urban landscape and the community within it.”

Georgiou grew up in London in the 1970s and spent years travelling. He created the project after he settled back in the capital.

"In 2008 I returned to London having spent the last nine years living and working in eastern Europe and Turkey," he said, "and was surprised by the speed of change that had taken place.

"I wanted to understand how so many people from all over the world manage to share the same space."

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"The double-decker bus allows me to frame the city, to give it sense. The lower level is very close to the street, where I’m almost touching the people in the traditional form of street photography. The upper deck allows me the distance to capture the layers of the urban landscape. Between these two positions everything shifts, along with the movement of the bus."


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"I was also fascinated by how people use public space in a big city, by that sense of shared invisibility. In sitting behind the window, I also became invisible, but the bus also gives you the privilege to see and understand the emotional content of London’s everyday movements, rhythms, and rituals."


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