A London Lomo inspired snapshot into shopping in the East End. From green beans to vintage records, I took these images in Shadwell, Bricklane, Whitechapel and Broadway markets.
Spare a Thought
London Lomo photo of Whitechapel street markets. These ladies came prepared for shopping with a big and convenient shopping trolley. One lady appears lost in thought amid the hustle and bustle of the scene.
Scarves, Dummies & Beautiful Women
Whitechapel street markets. This colourful photo shows a market stall selling scarves and wraps. It is one of the busiest stalls on the street with many female customers deciding what to buy.
Fresh Green Beans Please
Whitechapel street markets. Most locals buy their produce at the markets, because it is significantly cheaper than the supermarket and they also have some more exotic options. This lady is deciding what she should buy for dinner tonight.
Shopping in Lomo
Whitechapel street markets. On Whitechapel road there are many people selling fruit and vegetables. This street vendor is waiting and ready, with an empty plastic bag in hand to serve the next customer.
Buy my Fruit & Vegetables
Watney Market near Shadwell station. These markets first started in the 60s and went into decline by the late 90s, so they became known for being cheap but small. However recently there has been a rejuvenation of the area with Shadwell DLR and overground being established as well as many new apartments built. This vendor is looking forward to busier times so he can sell more fruit and vegetables.
Napping with my Linen
London Lomo photo of Whatney Market near Shadwell station. The market is a pedestrian area without cars and most street vendors lay their goods out on the floor as well as on tables and boxes. It hasn’t been a busy day for this vendor who is selling bedding and table cloths.
Honey, We Don’t Need another Vintage Record Player
Bricklane on Sunday. Some people are amazed at the interesting things you can find on the street here, such as antique record players.
Flat Hats, Coffee and Mosaic Tiles
London Lomo photo of Bricklane on Sunday. One of the most interesting aspects of Bricklane is the street art. Many buildings have walls or doors that are either spray painted, hand painted or tiled with interesting designs. The street art often can have a political message, but mostly it brightens up the place and therefore is a great spot to enjoy a cup of coffee.
Snack Break in a Wrap
Bricklane on Sunday. On this day there are many street vendors selling hot food from around the world. This particular stall is selling homemade Turkish wraps.
Shopping Through the Looking Glass
An interesting second hand shop along Bricklane that is selling many different mirrors, bikes and other odd bobs.
Street Art as Part of my Life
This is the Whitechapel end of Bricklane. A man rides his bike past some colourful street art. This is one of many examples of street art on this strip.
Enough Shopping, time for some Curry?
Bricklane is famous for its many Indian Restaurants. There is always a host standing outside these restaurants and convincing people to come inside with special deals, as there is big competition. This host explains the daily special to a group of people looking for a place to have lunch.
Retro Smoke Break
At the Bricklane Markets, a vintage-clothing store employee is taking a cigarette break and watching the passers by.
Multi-Tasking in Colour
At Bricklane Market. This lady is window shopping and texting on her phone at the same time. I love the vibrant colours of this scene, from the lady’s scarf, to the window display to the spray painted walls.
Activity on Regents Canal
This London Lomo photograph is taken along the Regents canal towards London Fields, Some of the boats on the canal have been converted into a shop and sell second hand clothing, books and homewares. This lady is inspecting a dress for sale, whilst her partner takes a photograph of the unique shopping experience.
Where’s the Balance?
At the Bricklane Markets. The area is popular for lots of street art that sometimes contains political messages. On the ying yang symbol somebody has written “where is the balance?”
Old Records on Bricklane
At the Bricklane Markets in East London. This particular place sells old records and is very popular on a Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
Tired of Shopping in Lomo
At the Broadway Market in London Fields. A father with his children take a break from shopping. Next to them is a van converted into a shop, selling meats, eggs and other food items.
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