Relocating and erasing the familiar is the continuous process used in Montier’s work. His technique crosses traditional and digital photography, enabling his work to create disjointed realities.
The Belt series focuses on the living and dying structures we find ‘sleeping like giants’ in and around our cities. The work was inspired by London’s 1960s brutalist architecture now sitting amongst the regeneration of riverside London. Erno Goldfinger’s Balforn Tower, the Smithsons’ Robinhood Gardens and the Thamesmead Estate, used as the backdrop for the Droog’s stomping ground in Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, are repositioned in new locations, pointing back to the time of their making.