little book documents the shops and shopkeepers of Royal Hill, a little
street in Greenwich (SE10 London) with independent specialist shops.
Admire different kinds of artwork amidst a wonderful array of flowers
and plants in The Greenhouse; wait in the phenomenal Christmas queue to
buy British meat from Drings; say Hello to Agnes the dog in The Creaky
Shed, from where you can buy homemade jams and curds; browse through
the books in Maritime Books, the only specialist naval bookshop in
London; have your hair cut in the benign and tranquil atmosphere of
Sweeney, and then nip downstairs to admire Yukari’s wallpaper designs
inspired by Greenwich park. I spent about one year photographing and
speaking to local people. All texts were co-edited with participants.
This project was a response to the London Villages Project (LVP)
organised by London Independent Photography in 2012. The project set
out “to provide a photographic record of London now… its multiplicity
of communities, its miscellany of histories, its medley of
architecture; its boundaries real and imagined; its current creation,
its reference to memory” (Levett, 2011). The project was exhibited in
2012 in Greenwich Gallery, on Royal Hill.
The book can be read in
Greenwich West Library and Goldsmiths Library and Special Collections.
It can also be purchased for £10. Contact me at: email@example.com