Monday, 10 August 2009

East meets East

I love these colourful pictures by BR1. As a statement on the Wooster Collective site makes clear, these images are especially appropriate for the Brick Lane area. In breaking news, I'm happy to report a Space Invader sighting at The Foundry, on Old Street. Welcome the new aliens, as it were.

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

Walls of nothing

I'm quitting Shoreditch soon but before I go I wanted to commemorate some of the most popular graffiti sites in the area. It's somewhat minimalist, as I've deliberately caught them when they've been painted over, but aficionados will no doubt recognise these street art hot spots.

Unfortunately this is what the area is going to look like as it becomes increasingly developed and landlords take greater interest in keeping their properties pristine as rents go up. I began photographing graffiti in the area nearly one-and-a-half years ago; I suspect EC2 will be almost unrecognisable in another 18 months.