Snaps Up: Berkeley goes arty with capital photography expo

Berkeley Homes is harnessing the power of art to add to the appeal of its Roman House development in the City of London, hosting a private view of photographer Niki Gorick’s London-centric works in one of the scheme’s four penthouse apartments tonight.

Roman House with close-up of roman wall in St. Alphage Garden, by Niki Gorrick

Gorick’s black-and-white ‘City Life’ collection includes a batch of specially-commissioned images for Berkeley – which show the largest surviving section of the City’s old Roman wall, which sits next-door to the 90-unit development – alongside other photos ‘which capture the character and historical location of the Square Mile.’

Harry Lewis, MD of Berkeley Homes (South East London) Ltd: ‘Roman House is at the epicenter of arts and culture in the City of London, with the Barbican Arts Centre, the Museum of London and Guildhall Gallery on its doorstep, making it an ideal setting for Niki Gorick’s photographs. We are very much looking forward to the event.’

Niki Gorick: ‘I am delighted to be exhibiting my photographs in the heart of the City of London at Roman House. The City has always been a fascinating place to photograph, steeped in history and a constant buzz of human activity. It is rare to find a space so relevant to an exhibition.’

'City 'phone-call, Gilbert Bridge, Barbican'

'Chilled life, Barbican'

The exhibition is being held in the Julius Penthouse, one of four penthouse units (ranging from £3.85m to £4.25m) that all enjoy some fairly epic urban views. It runs tonight (Wednesday 9th April) from 6pm- 9pm, and is invitation-only…

Here’s what the Roman House penthouse looks like:

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B/W images by Niki Gorrick