The Queen Elizabeth II Bridge, more commonly referred to as the Dartford crossing, was officially opened in 1991 and spans the River Thames connecting Thurrock to Dartford.
This somewhat unusual view of the bridge is captured from the perspective of the river and its bustling waterway traffic. The tiny, bright orange pilot boat in the foreground is clearly visible against the grey water as it guides the larger commercial vessel ‘THE LIVIA’ along its journey to the mouth of one the world’s busiest shipping lanes - the English Channel.
In the background, you can clearly see ‘THE CARLA’, one of a flotilla of big ships that regularly dock on the north side of the Thames to unload their wares. And if you look closely, you can also make out the domes of the oil containers on the horizon.
From this angle, you could be forgiven for thinking that the bridge appears to come to a rather abrupt halt. But on closer inspection, you’ll notice the sweeping curvature of the structure as it gently twists to join the M25 motorway at Thurrock.
It’s interesting to note too that 10 miles upriver, in the direction of Tower Bridge and blissfully unaware of these industrious comings and goings, once-busy warehouses have now found new purpose as gentrified apartments. And tourist cruisers and small pleasure craft have replaced trading vessels that frequented this specific section of the Thames.
This signed print is one of a limited edition. It’s recorded on Hahnemühle stock via a large format mimeograph and generally referred to as Giclée prints of premium quality. The paper is white 100% a-cellulose with a distinct textured surface and the premium matt inkjet coating more than meets the highest industry standards vis-à-vis density, colour gamut, colour graduation and image sharpness, while preserving the extraordinary touch and feel of genuine art paper. The editions depicted on Iconic Reserve are not representative of scale and solely for the purpose of suggestive display.
Signed limited edition
1 of 250, 420mm x 597mm
Recorded on Hahnemühle