This Thursday, Downstairs at Mother will be holding the launch of the Top Deck exhibition and newspaper by photographers James Pearson-Howes and Will Robson-Scott.
Top Deck is a series of images made over the course of two years on the top deck of East London buses giving a new perspective on the monotony of the everyday commute. The work has resulted in a newspaper publication and a 2 week show for Downstairs at Mother.
Foreword for the publication from Guardian writer and HOUSE Magazine Editor Justin Quirk:
“In popular myth, Margaret Thatcher reportedly said that any man still travelling by bus after the age of 30 could consider himself a failure. The quote is almost certainly apocryphal, but it stuck in the public consciousness because it sounded like the kind of thing that an arch-conservative would say; cars were the preserve of the rich and successful, whereas buses were how the poor, the failed and the anti-social travelled around the city. If there’s any truth in that distinction, then it damns an awful lot of people in London”.
Will Robson-Scott and James Pearson-Howes are both London based photographers. Will has recently released his second book; ‘Crack and Shine International’ in conjunction with Vans, and James has just released his first book ‘British Folk Part One’. They both shoot regularly for publications worldwide such as the Independent, Vice, Dazed & Confused and Nylon.
They'll also be overtaking the Mother twitter feed this week, so follow them (and us) on www.twitter.com/motherlondon