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Britain.   A Culture of Paradox.

Rich in history yet contemporary, there is a constant flow of decay and renewal, of old and young.  A country with a diverse, multicultural population.  There is an imbalance of wealth and class, and yet we frequently find that the deprived and the wealthy can sit side by side and are not always distinguishable from one another.
 
Another example of this paradox is a variable like age. The model here is chosen because she looks neither old nor young, it is impossible to tell who she really is or where she comes from, she could be British, she may not be, it does not matter.  She is dressed here in a choice of clothes that denys the stereotypical representation of women, and yet, there is still femininity.
 
The setting was also chosen for it’s ambiguity,  it could be anywhere in the UK.
It is in fact a place with it’s own fascinating history. World’s End Passage, in Chelsea, London.  The narrow alley which runs down diagonally to the river from the World’s End Tavern on the King’s Road. It took its name from King James II who considered it to be "the end of the world".
 World's End later became a centre for the counter-culture world of the 1960s.
Victorian slums were replaced with council housing, by 1975, tenants moved into World’s End Estate, it was then the largest Council housing estate in Europe.
In the late '70s the area became the birthplace of Punk.
 
In December 2012, when the Mayans had predicted the world would end, it didn’t, I moved here to World’s End with my daughter, and I love it here.