Soho district. Joiner created by Mark Murfitt © 2015 . All rights reserved.

Soho, London

Soho Dimensions: 4.35m wide by 7m high (14.50ft x 23.33ft) Photos used: 38 Song inspiration: Dandy Warhols – Get Off Soho
Dimensions: 4.35m wide by 7m high (14.50ft x 23.33ft)
Photos used: 38
Song inspiration: Dandy Warhols – Get Off

 

The area of Soho in London is a funny place, for those that don’t know, Soho used to be a vibrant red light district in London, particularly in the 60’s and 70’s, where women would peddle their trade quite openly, however for one reason or another it’s been in decline ever since.

The area consists mainly of porn shops and a handful of girlie shows, and as a district of London is a whole lot smaller than you might imagine.
While I was walking around the area looking for the right ‘representation’ of Soho to photograph I was struck by the overwhelming amount of gays in the area, filling the bars to over-flowing and just generally milling around the place. Not having much of an insight in to the gay world I’m not entirely sure why this is, but it seems to be a mecca for the gay community. I could be wrong, but there seemed to be as many gay themed shops as there were girlie ‘adult entertainment’ shops, maybe the area is going through a metamorphosis…

My aim with this joiner was to try to capture the essence of Soho, as I do with all my joiners of well known areas, and I’m really pleased with how this piece turned out.

A word of advice, if you’re looking for some ‘adult entertainment’ shops, shows or otherwise I really wouldn’t bother going to Soho, it’s really not all it’s cracked up to be..although the area does retain a echo of it’s former ‘charm’.

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Picture particulars:

Dimensions: 4.35m wide by 7m high (14.50ft x 23.33ft)

Photos used: 38

Song inspiration: Dandy Warhols – Get Off

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