Pictures: Islington through time
Changes in the city, like everywhere else, happen gradually and are often not visible to the people that live through them.
For this series, James Cambridge sourced library images of the area around Angel, dating from 1972-87, and took pictures of the same places today. He then combined the two, layering the images and rubbing away at the top layer to reveal the fragments of the past that lie underneath.
“My aim was to portray three different times within one single photo,” he says. “The old black and white, the present coloured and the time that has passed between the two photos. This third time is not a visual one but a mental and emotional dimension, filled in by nostalgia and the knowledge of the changes that have occurred between the two stills.”