Creating Hackney as Home

Creating Hackney as Home:
Five reflections on a London borough


Tyrell - Hipster Portraits - 13/11/13

“I went to Broadway Market with Melissa yesterday, I found it to be very interesting. I interviewed five different people about the way they dressed and most of them said that they describe their dress as ‘eclectic’, which means quite different, and they don’t care what other people think. This could be just them saying that, and trying to look brave, so, but I’m not sure about that one… also, a woman said that she feels safer in East London rather than Sheffield where she comes from, cos she had a Goth style, and I found that to be quite weird cause all the crime is in East London.”

“There was also a gay guy that was talking, he was gay and proud so he don’t care… I was surprised to know that you hear most of the interesting things when the mic was turned off, so the tall man that I interviewed said, like, the old style comes back, it always comes back or something like that… cause most of the youngsters today are wearing 70s tops and jumpers and all that. So yeah, that was very interesting and that’s what I found out. Some people were also saying that the change happened so fast that they didn’t recognize it for a bit… so that’s also another interesting thing…”

Tyrell recorded these interviews, which you can listen to on his podcasts page [hyperlink].             

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