Sunday, 23 November 2014

Review: Brick Lane People by Syl Ojalla



I'm not normally one to do book reviews on my blog, however as I am ON THE COVER, I thought it would be appropriate. Obviously I can't speak highly enough of this book, as the cover is just wonderful, with such attractive people featured on it haha. Ok, ok, so a few months ago myself, fellow blogger Hackney Rose and her boyfriend were stopped in Brick Lane to have our photo taken. Little did we know that the photo would end up on the cover of a coffee table art book full of the weird and wonderful people of Brick Lane. 'Brick Lane People' is a colourful collection of images shot over a three year period exploring the fascinating pulse of the area along with some inspiring quotes and annotations. The fantastic photography really captures the aesthetic and the buzz of Brick Lane through the diversity of images used. You have everyone from street artists to shop workers to tourists in the pages of the book. Its on sale now at Brick Lane books, Rough Trade East, Whitechapel Gallery bookshop and across the world here. At a mere £14.95 it is a bargain, and you know how much I love a bargain! Below are a few of my favorite pages from the book.













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