A project that explores a Soho noir, a Soho of the mind and related culture:

Around twenty years ago I stumbled upon a semi-hidden world which only truly came alive well after midnight and which existed in the heart of London, in red light-drenched basements behind unmarked Soho doors.

It was a place and time inhabited by characters who could have tumbled from films of their own making, a sideways glance at a reimagined indefinable past; a world of modern day spivs, foot-high quiffs, lizard skin-lined cars, tooting saxophones, unlicensed speakeasies and sharp suits.

More than a decade later I began to revisit my old haunts and companions.

These photographs were the result, a tribute to a world where I spent some of my youth and a visualisation of the imaginary film it inspired and which has played behind my eyes ever since – an expression of my own particular Soho of the mind.”


The Afterhours site is a cultural rummaging, considering, exploring and wandering amongst and towards a Soho of the mind

It is a collection and perusal of thoughts, films, photography, music and the like that have intrigued and inspired me, that I have returned to over the years.

 

Peruse further wanderings at www.afterhourssleazeanddignity.com

 

Other related links:

Afterhours on Facebook.

My good self on Facebook.

Afterhours on Twitter.

A visual Afterhours library on Tumblr.