As I Walked In is a series of photographic work by Adele Watts. This study has evolved from Adele’s work with women in prostitution, through a local charity in Soho, London. The selection of work in this exhibition shows 12 of the 19 Walk-Up flats currently open in Soho.
As I Walked In is an expression of Adele’s experience of her first and subsequent visits to these flats, her shock of the easy accessibility to each flat, concern with the neglected environment and condition of the workplace and her intrigue of the juxtaposition between this reality and the immediate surrounding area, an area that is a project of regeneration and significant gentrification.
Adele Watts is a photographer and arts facilitator based in London, UK. Graduating in 2004 from Southampton Solent University with a First Class Honours degree in Photography, Adele has continued to achieve extensive experience and success as a practitioner, developing personal projects alongside facilitating participatory photographic projects, both nationally and internationally. She is the founder of DISPOSABLE, a photography collective and participatory project that aims to support people affected by homelessness through the creative engagement with photography and art practice.
Adele has recently exhibited at Four Corners Gallery in 2013. She will be contributing to ‘A Year in Development’, Labyrinth Photographic Printing’s annual exhibition from 4th April – 4th March 2014.