The Changing Face of the East End

Photo by: Evan Skuthorpe

London’s East End in the last 5 years or so has been at the forefront of a wave of development. With the change driven by regeneration – mostly new high-rise housing and office buildings such as those at Aldgate Place and old buildings coming down or gutted for refit like the Fruit Exchange and Whites Row car park. Elsewhere, the East End is full of post-war and period architecture giving it a unique feel compared to other areas of the city, though much of it in poor state of repair or dereliction.

The East End stands in contrast and this change has affected the urban landscape both in terms of aesthetic and in its social make up, and it’s this that I sought to document. I shot this short essay in analogue and used digital techniques to combine and create composite works of London's East End. This approach sought to convey that very contrast.

This piece was born of the first year of my degree and a select few images are shown.

Photo by: Evan Skuthorpe
Photo by: Evan Skuthorpe
Photo by: Evan Skuthorpe