The Red Road flats were the answer to a city's housing crisis. Originally built in the 1960s they were described as 'villages in the sky' and created on a wave of hope and optimism. Unfortunately, this vision was misplaced. Poverty and crime combined with chronic under-investment meant that they became uninhabitable to the point where they were demolished. To many, the Red Road flats were an ugly eyesore, symbolic of a dark time for city planners and architects. For others, they held a bleak, monolithic beauty. These abstract studies show the Red Road flats in an extraordinary and dramatic light.
Born in Bellshill, near Glasgow, Scotland, George studied at Blackpool College of Photography before moving to London where he is currently based. George is a muti-faceted talent, equally at home on location or in the studio, working with people, animals, locations or still life. His work is always imaginative, often poignant and not without a healthy dose ofÂ humour.