Alan, 2016

Meanwhile In East London

Meanwhile In East London is a collection of photographs taken in March 2017. The series follows the devastation effected by everyone living in Hackney, jobs being destroyed, businesses forced to close and look elsewhere. The portraits within this series reflect on the people effected. This was an area where the buildings revealed to me a situation under immense change. It was a pleasure to shoot this series which became a zine publication as the final outcome. For me the portraits made this project have so much more depth within the narrative itself. I felt it was important to understand the people who live, to hear their opinion which I included in text quotations along side the photographs. 

Alan, 2016

Alan, 2016

“I’ve been documenting Hackney Wick for 35 years. Over this time it has been transformed from accommodation to a pile of rubble. I have left my studio one week ago, with limited options for an alternative. It looks to be a construction site for a considerable amount of time.”

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James, 2016

James, 2016

“I would travel by bicycle to visit Hackney Wick on numerous occasions to take photographs, I am an amateur artist, I wouldn’t class myself as a photographer. I hear that Hackney is changing massively, that will effect my professional career. Something has to change!.”

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Kieran, 2016

Kieran, 2016

“I have worked in Hackney for coming up to a year now. My business is my home, I wouldn’t know what to do without it. Everyday I meet a new individual which improves my personality and character within Hackney Wick.”

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