Metro has produced around eighty C Type
, matt images for Tim Wainwright’s new exhibition ‘Vergeltungswaffen’, which opens this week. Vergeltungswaffen is the name of V1 and V2 bombs, or ‘Vengeance Weapons’ which wreaked havoc and caused massive damage and loss of life in London during the Second World War.
For the past couple of years British born photographer, Tim Wainwright has been photographing many of the locations in London that were bombed by the pilotless aircraft used by the Luftwaffe from 1944 to 1945. Wainwright’s images of former bombsites explore how landscapes continually change yet leave small traces of their past form, adding layers to the already shaped surfaces, examining the relationship between history and place, they demonstrate the shifting nature of a city’s identity.
Wainwright explains, “I wanted to explore what happens when memory becomes history - how spaces are filled by arbitrary structures that efface this memory. To show the work in a gallery in the midst of some of the bombsites photographed, gives the exhibition a meaningful and authentic context.”