"The general scenario is set 80 or so years into the future, long after the sea levels have risen," Squint/Opera wrote at the time the images were created. "The catastrophic side of the sea coming in has long since passed and the five images are snapshots of people going about their lives, having adapted to the world's new circumstance." "The scenes present London as a tranquil utopia with the architecture of the distant rat race suspended below the water. The people in each scene appear to be relaxed and happy in their environment."
In another image, two women are fishing from an abandoned office block at Canary Wharf, while in another a man and a woman squatting in what was once the Tate Modern art gallery are trying to generate electricity using a pedal-powered contraption made of found machinery. The final image is an underwater view of St Mary Woolnoth, a church in the City of London designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor and opened in 1727, in which fish swim in shoals through the submerged iron gateway while a rowing boat floats languidly above.