Book 7 from the series ‘East London Photo Stories’
‘Columbia Road’ by Johanna Neurath. 96pp hardcover, quarter-bound, gold foiled,145 x 205mm
East London photographer Johanna Neurath has ventured down Hackney’s Columbia Road nearly every Sunday for the past ten years to visit its flower market. Rather than depicting the obvious prettiness of people and their flowers Neurath turns her attention to the colour and pattern left behind as the market clears out, focussing on strangely beautiful displays in gutters, hazy reflections in windows and the abstract forms created by fag butts and polystyrene cups strewn across the road.
This book fuses still life and street photography to celebrate the beauty and chaos of one of East London’s most famous markets.