This is a preliminary post to show and explain the photography section of website which is focussed geographically rather than thematically. The sole reason as to why Brick Lane receives its own special pedestal is that not only is it an area of London which I often frequent, but it has its own cultural, racial and visual identity away from the rest of London.
It is its focus on diversity and creating its own sense of culture and identity that I find so fascinating about the area. I cant help but be drawn back to it every time I'm in Central London, If not just to see how the mass of murals and graffiti changes day by day. Now of course as it is becoming one of the most up and coming areas of London, popular with young and old and like means it is susceptible to elements of the dreaded vapid hipster lookbook. However, beyond the surface meniscus of eighties shell suits there is a genuine community of artists and one of the most important cultural movements of London.