Charlie Kwai


Street photographer Charlie Kwai brings his new project Overtime to life in a book and exhibition at KK Outlet.

Charlie’s sharp focus peers into the obscure and humorous daily grind of the modern business man. Overtime observes the cold, hard truths of working in the city and exposes the side effects of riding the high and lows of the stock market, cutting deals and lifetime of lunch at your desk.

The work encompasses the amusing and sobering reality of the occupational hazards that come with the dogged pursuit of success. The men featured look grey, unhealthy and morally beaten up as if the out of control system that they help prop up has well and truly taken them for a ride.

All of the photographs in the series were taken within London’s square mile (Bank, Liverpool St, London Bridge, Chancery Lane, Piccadilly, Oxford Street. Each of the candid shots were taken on many of Charlie’s forays into the concrete battle ground over a two year period.

The exhibition will showcase each of the portraits in the book which will also be on sale for the duration of the show.