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I make things on the web, mobile and in the actual world.

I've done lots of bits and bobs over the years, and right now I'm mostly working on this.

I enjoy speaking about things I like, most recently this. You can email me if you'd like, and I'm on twitter.

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I Am Here: Fantastic social photography project

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"Boarded-up and half-empty housing estates have become familiar landmarks in the contemporary urban landscape. Their façades function as projection screens for collective fears and fantasies of troubled and dangerous environments that may lurk behind. This perception is all the more emphasized when rapid redevelopment encircles such estates with new luxury loft apartments and live–work spaces.

I Am Here intervenes in this dynamic of preconception and projection, replacing the 67 bright orange boards – which have covered the windows of empty flats in Samuel House since April 2007 – with large-scale photographs of residents on the estate. Located alongside the busy and picturesque Regent’s Canal in the heartland of Hackney, wedged between Kingsland Road and Queensbridge Road, the five-storey block quickly became an object of curiosity, often pointed out, talked about and photographed by passersby."
20th Nov 2009, 12:07  

nige says:

I read a lot about this. I've a London wedding this weekend so I'm going to check this out.

20th Nov 2009, 12:24

rhys says:

Interesting. I don't head into the big smoke that often but I was there last weekend. Would've gone if I knew. Looks very interesting indeed, thanks for posting, Alfie.

20th Nov 2009, 21:34

Caine says:

Wow. What a great project.

20th Nov 2009, 21:38

mara says:

this is great

21st Nov 2009, 07:37

Bartek says:

im photography student in Stevenson College in Edinburgh and im working on Social Photography Project and its great inspiration for me

ps great image...

30th Nov 2010, 21:07