Stephen Best

photography and...

City of Churches

Lost amongst the crucifixes of surrounding Stobie poles, rooted incongruously in its location, the Church of Christ - Croydon 2006 typifies the focus of the series City of Churches.

Recording these symbols of belief, these edifices that inherently lack the grandeur that is typically associated with religious architecture, has bordered on obsession. Flaunting the flaneur's fascination towards a detached but aesthetically attuned observation, this series becomes a typology for the congregations of South Australia.

The image and the series City of Churches revels in the tacit formalism afforded to black and white images; a mode that sets a trigger that embodies an enduring signature of photography