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seated man opens his Deliveroo jacket to show a large printed photo of a discarded boot lying on a pavement seated man opens his Deliveroo jacket to show a large printed photo of the front of a block of flats, in the windows is the reflection of a landscape a blurred close-up of a man wearing a Deliveroo jacket seated man opens his Deliveroo jacket to show a large printed photo of a street performers trick costume without the performer inside seated man wearing a Deliveroo jacket holds a placard with a large printed photo of a green haired boy asleep a blurred close-up of a man wearing a Deliveroo jacket seated man opens his Deliveroo jacket to show a large printed photo of a parked white van whose windscreen reflects a bright cloudy sky seated man opens his Deliveroo jacket to show a large printed photo of a large crowd of mostly men in a large dark space seated man opens his Deliveroo jacket to show a large printed photo of a blurred close-up of the back of a man wearing a Deliveroo jacket

My name is Colin Buttimer. I take photographs and make one-off books, pamphlets and other formats containing selections of those photographs. Some of my work is presented in other ways as illustrated above. The predominant subject of my work is the impact of neoliberalism on London, the city where I've lived most of my life. Please use the links below to view images and descriptions of the work, which is presented with the most recent first.


Book cover showing a white rectangle with the word ALT at the centre

ALT text provides content in an alternative text-based format
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Book cover showing a photo of a hoarding with the words We Live Here overlaid with the title Hoardings

In our time all politics is about real estate
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Book cover showing a photo of detritus in a large room with the title Art School overlaid in pink capital letters

An art college departs the building it has occupied for a century
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Book cover showing a billboard advertisement with a union jack image

The decade leading up to the UK's secession from the EU
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Book cover showing an image of a hoarding of trees and buildings with the title Vicinal overlaid

The pseudo-public King's Cross Quarter
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A white rectangle in which there are six small images laid out in a grid consisting of a corner, clouds above the edge of a building, the entrance to a football pitch, a light reflection on a wall, a man seated on a pavement, a dustcart against the wall of a building

The changed sense of pandemic time
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A cat's ear silhouetted against a computer screen'

A cat's attraction to a computer
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Three book covers showing a  coloured rectangles on which the three titles are displayed - Atavism and, Eleven figures, my children among them, Seven Dachlawhinen

Three small publications exploring ideas of series
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A photo of a discarded brown boot on a pavement between two railings

The title is a quotation from The Meursault Investigation by Kamel Daoud
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A boy lies on a bench seemingly asleep, to his left is a dense thicket of branches

For a moment I hesitated and was afraid to make this book
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A very high contrast black and white photograph looking up at the underside of an concrete overpass; the title of the book is overlaid - The State for Years Uncaring, abject they became, wretched, stolen or vanished entire

The fate of an architectural style reflects the society that produced it
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A close-up of a front door - a sunflower has been drawn in blue and yellow on top of dark brown artificial wood grain with the book title overlaid - 1 brand new community

A small act of questioning, resistance and memory
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The cover of the book shows a green hedge with the title in white in the centre - There is no one

The loss of people to images
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The cover shows the title of the book against a background of river-borne detritus

An isolated place on the Thames estuary
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The cover of the book is the title - Piss Corner - in capital serif letters in grey on a pale yellow background

Dedicated to the owners of our pseudo-public spaces
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a close-up portrait of a young person looking downward with the title Loci overlaid

My own and my family's mental health reflected in the quotidian
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a close-up of a hand-painted signpost with the words Bio-Dome overlaid with the book title Camley Street

A nature reserve at the edge of the King's Cross property development
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The cover of the book is a photo of a building hoarding overlaid with the title of the book - Thirty Six Views of the Emerald City

Referencing Hokusai's Thirty Six Views of Mount Fuji and Frank L. Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
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