Creating Hackney as Home

Creating Hackney as Home:
Five reflections on a London borough

Tyrell

Tyrell - Filming Day Two - 30/07/13

"Today I interviewed my friend Hamza on Broadway Market, near where he lives. He said he wears whatever he feels that’s nice and will make him feel comfortable to wear it. Not caring about what anybody thinks. He said a few years ago people wouldn’t really wear skinny jeans and things like that round there, and the trendiness was not that usual. He just basically said it’s really changed, like culture-wise, he said that it was mostly black people and like a poor area, but now it’s like, it’s trendy and these poor people just went somewhere else where it’s affordable. I think people just move to where they can survive. It’s not about if you like it, it’s where you can survive. So yeah their style is still there but it’s kind of faded. Like on that street he don’t really chill there, like, as in stand about and talk to his friends no more. It’s like, he wants to move off and go to his nan’s around the corner. It’s kind of behind Broadway Market."

After filming his interview with Hamza, Tyrell asked some of his friends to act up like the hoody stereotype of young black men in Hackney, so he could show this contrast with the trendy side of Hackney style in his film. At the end of the day Tyy dressed in his trendy persona and recorded his final reflection piece to camera.

  • Reviewing the script

  • Tyrell in his hipster persona

  • Interview with Hamza

  • Behind the camera

  • Joshua filming Tyy's friends

  • Acting up a stereotype

  • Costume change

  • Joshua encouraging Tyy

  • Script rehearsal for the final piece to camera

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