After living in Shoreditch for almost two years, I’ve seen already a lot of change in a creative and charming part of the city.
Lots of developments recently mean slowly on a daily basis I see originality replaced with futuristic glass buildings or trendy bars / pop ups (meaning exposed brick wall, chip board furnishings and non matching chairs) 😴.
Recently passing one of the new 5 star hotel building sites on my doorstep, I noticed they had uncovered one of my favourite posters….which ironically was covered by the last development (For those that are unfamiliar with the movement the Obey Manifesto will fill you in).
I was meaning to take a picture of the poster and it’s surroundings for the last couple of days as the scene almost resembled an archaeological dig, uncovering Shoreditch’s creative past………………However true to form when I returned to take my picture, air conditioning units where up before I had the opportunity to capture the image and I was somewhat disappointed 😦
Upon reflection, it’s funny how things turn out. I think I love this picture even more than my first intention. It reflects the area I live in.
Development and money chasing at the expense of character flare and originality.