Opposite ME is an ongoing portrait study of London and of Londoners on the move in the London Underground network by Frode Hegland & Enamul Hoque.
It is a look at the melting pot of humanity that makes up the populations of London as they go about their daily lives, on their way to work, to home, to meet friends, to meet lovers and so on.
We started shooting this project in 2012, the year The Olympics came to London as a dedication to this great city we call home.
‘All my personal feelings about London has been put into flux since the Brexit vote in 2016. I have seen the mainstream narrative change dramatically of London and of the UK as a whole. It has raised a lot of personal questions about my own identity, belonging, how and where we belong as children of migrants and of the wider diaspora community’
‘London is my home and it is the heart of what I move through. Since London is such a melting pot with such strong international connections, it now looks like London is leaving Britain more than it is leaving the EU, and I hope we can re-integrate over time, and get along and recognise ourselves in those sitting opposite us as we move through life.’