Work: 7 Optimism Revisited


Working with the London Metropolitan Police Safer Neighbourhoods Team, Paul Greenleaf developed this series to be displayed outside Police stations in East London.

The work deals with ideas of hope and positive thinking. The skies have been manipulated to appear uncannily blue and flawless, implying a favourable future.

The prints were intended to fade over time when subjected to natural sunlight emphasising the temporal nature of this state of mind.

Optimism Revisited exhibited outside Tower Hamlets police stations as part of Photomonth 2012.