Everything looks so much more
interesting close up. A day of photography in the beautiful, not so hidden
parts of East London resulted in the admiration of all the wonderfully old and
fading typography that this part of London has to offer. The project high-lighted
all the "normal" things that we don’t ever take the time to look at.
For example road markings that we don't really use anymore because we are so
used to them being around, store signs etc.
Pieces of Dalston looks at what makes Dalston, Dalston.
The raw, the rough, the normal. This was a book project, which I decided to
create as single slabs, like pavements. Essentially, this book can be seen
almost like a puzzle, because to me, that’s what Dalston is; a puzzle of
complexity and mixed cultures. There are two sides to each slap; one side is
colourless, greys and grim-ish, while the other side is coloured, bold and
busy. One side is orderly-ish, the other side isn't. Just like Dalston, organised