Ken Taylor

The Place of Numbers

20th January - 17th March 2019




For this sixth collection of yearly postcard booklets and photographic prints, my attention has been drawn to numbers presented as diptychs. The Place of Numbers; Photographic Conversations will be showing in our new 4 x m2 Gallery Pavilion on the driveway and in the studio at the opening.

Over the years handmade or quirky looking numbers have become a point of focus, as a contrast to the slick graphics that bombard our public realm. That there is evidence of a grassroots need to structure by numbers is reassuring, giving us a springboard for improvisations. This is especially the case in our world of algorithms and bots, which increasingly control our environment and democracy. Consequently there is an escalating sense of lostness, geographically and spiritually, when a digital device is not to hand.

Also showing in the original m2 Gallery will be re-edited prints and a postcard publication of my 2018 series of portraits of men entitled How Do You Do’s; Photographic Conversations. These were first shown at m2 at 15, our 15 year celebratory show in Deptford last year. However, presenting both series together, contrasting people with numbers in a diptych format, seems like an interesting further conversation.




Peckham 331454 + Amsterdam 29.95 = Peckdam 331483.95


Stockholm 1090 + Hackney 6581 = Stockney 7671


Brighton 102 + Edinbrugh 1.49 = Briburgh 103.49


Dingli 22 + Amsterdam 25 = Dingdam 47


Erskine 6 + Brighton 58 = Erskton 64


Madrid 4 + Finsbury 11 = Madbury 15


Hyde Park 53 + Peckham 1 = Hydeham 54


Kings Lynn 2 + Peckham 190 = Kingsham 192


Lochmaddy 20 + Deptford 6 = Lochford 26


Madrid 94 + Hull 106 = Madull 200


Nunhead 19 + Eastbourne 6 = Nunbourne 25


Peckham 52 + New Cross 9.200 = Peckcross 61.200


Saint Ives 2 + Brighton 59 = Sainton 61