City of London

Since January 2016, Michael has been documenting one of the global financial centers, the City of London. Walking the city using the techniques of street photographers he tried to start with no pre-conceived ideas of what the City is. He set out to discover the City, working within the limits of the City of London, what is commonly referred to as the Square Mile. Michael set out to look for traces of the financial world, on the urban and social landscape.

For Michael, the project is ongoing and developmental, as he is using it as a way of exploring his own process as a photographer. For now, Michael does not know where it is going to end, and for him that is liberating. As he is concentrating on just seeing (and photographing) what makes the city. Working out what constitutes his personal vision of the Square Mile, as a global finance center means that he is trying to make images that reflect what he sees and feels when in the city.

Michael Wayne Plant

Michael Wayne Plant

“Photography is a language and it is wonderful when you can find ways of using this visual language, to create images that have meaning for you.”

In today's interconnected world, which struggles with competing means of communication, Michael Wayne Plant believes that photographers need to be specialists about their specific subject.  With this in mind, his work concentrates on visualizing the social landscape created by contemporary capitalism. He is interested in using visual stories to ask questions of why we are living the way we are at this moment in time. Using a combination of street and social documentary photography, he engages with the social issues that surround us.