The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.57

The Tower of Babel – Shop of the Day No.57

Soho and Walthamstow, this is a new art gallery on Brewer Street and when I shot the shop there was an exhibition of recently deceased Chris Bracey – a legendary neon sign maker who’s workshop was in Walthamstow, East London. Chris Bracey’s neon artworks started as signs for Soho sex shops and came to be used in ‘Bladerunner’, ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ and ‘Batman’ to name but a few. ‘God’s Own Junkyard’ was, I believe, moved by Waltham Forest council so it could be redeveloped, so sadly you don’t get a bird’s eye view into the yard as you pass by on the train.  It is up the road now though on Shernall street and well worth making a trip to the end of the Victoria Line for.

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©Barnaby Barford 2014


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