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  • A journey towards a Soho of the mind…

    AHSAD site-Jan 2015-index start headerWelcome to Afterhours Sleaze and Dignity…

    Around seventeen years ago I stumbled upon a semi-hidden world which only truly came alive well after midnight and which existed in the heart of London.

    It was a place and time inhabited by characters who could have tumbled from films of their own making, a sideways glance at a reimagined indefinable past; a world of modern dav spivs, foot-high quiffs, lizard skin-lined cars, tooting saxophones, unlicensed speakeasies and sharp suits.

    It left an indelible mark on me and went on to inspire much of my creative work and cultural passions.

    More than a decade later I began to revisit my old haunts and companions with a camera slung over my shoulder: I wanted to try and create a tribute to a world where I spent some of my youth and also a photographic soundtrack to the imaginary film it inspired and which has played behind my eyes ever since – an attempt to capture my own particular Soho of the mind.

    Afterhours Sleaze and Dignity is the result.

    This site is a documentation of my the work from that journey; my shutterbugging and cultural exploring.

    Thanks for reading, viewing and perusing.

    Stephen Prince


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