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Book 2 from the series 'East London Photo Stories'.
‘East London Swimmers’ by Madeleine Waller. 96pp hardcover, quarter-bound cloth spine, gold foiled, 199 x 139 mm
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East London Swimmers comprises more than 50 colour photographs of swimmers dressed for normal life and in their swimming gear. The images, all taken at the London Fields Lido, are combined with telling personal quotes and together they reveal the secret life of Hackney swimmers who brave all conditions to escape city life.
"I got into swimming after getting caught up in the tsunami in Thailand. I was on a family holiday when the wave came in and I managed to grab my son from his pram. When I returned home I had a fear of open water so I entered a race and my passion for swimming was born."
Having studied photo-journalism at the London College of Printing, Madeleine Waller’s work has been featured widely in major newspapers and magazines in the UK as well as numerous times in the National Portrait Gallery, London. Originally from Australia she lives in Hackney with her partner and three children.
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An Opinionated Guide to East London
An Opinionated Guide to London Architecture
An Opinionated Guide to Vegan London
An Opinionated Guide to London Green Spaces
An Opinionated Guide to Independent London
An Opinionated Guide to London Pubs
An Opinionated Guide to Sweet London
An Opinionated Guide to Kids' London
An Opinionated Guide: Escape London
An Opinionated Guide to Eco London
An Opinionated Guide to Big Kids' London
An Opinionated Guide to Art London
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Choose any 3 titles from our Vintage Britain series using the drop down menus above (duplicates allowed):
Book 1: The East End in Colour 1960-1980
Book 2: The Isle of Dogs
Book 4: Paradise Street
Book 5: The East End in Colour 1980-1990
Book 6: London Underground 1970-1980
Book 7: Hackney Archive
Book 8: Butlin's Holiday Camp 1982
Book 9: London 1977-1987
Book 10: London in the Snow
Book 11: A Very British Picnic
Book 12: The London Pub
Please note that Book 3, Dog Show 1961-1978, is out of stock.
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Book 3: 'London Youth' by Julian Mahrlein
After the London 2011 riots, young photographer Julian Mährlein set out to capture the faces and voices of inner-city teenagers. The resulting portraits, shot on the streets with natural light, reveal the surprisingly tender side of a generation so often misrepresented and which faces a world in profound flux.
Book 4: 'Urban Dirt Bikers' by Spencer Murphy
Whatever their ride – dirt bikes, quads, mopeds – tearing up tarmac and pulling stunts on industrial estates or city streets is self-expression. In the face of the law and a hostile public, they are united by a passion and a way of life that few outsiders appreciate. Acclaimed photographer Spencer Murphy lifts the lid on London’s most misunderstood subculture, capturing the style and attitude of a movement that is life or death for its followers.
Book 5: 'New York Waterways' by Susannah Ray
New York City is defined by water, yet many of its shorelines are largely unknown. These lyrical photographs, inspired by a Walt Whitman poem, take us on a seasonal journey past sheltered bays, under great bridges and over deep rivers to give us a moving perspective on a megacity we thought we knew so well.
Book 6: 'Botanical' by Samuel Zeller
From Paris to Prague, from Glasgow to Geneva, photographer Samuel Zeller captures the strange beauty of exotic plants seen through the dappled glass of greenhouses. These images reveal a rare serenity found in the heart of each city.
Book 7: 'Berlin Nights' by Christian Reister
Christian Reister's intense, evocative photographs capture the hedonism of Berlin’s nightlife. With compact 35mm camera and monochrome vision, Christian Reister exposes the underground clubs, wild energy and random encounters of a unique city that comes truly alive after dark.
Book 8: 'London's Square Mile: A Secret City' by Polly Braden
Millions pass through the square mile, also known as the City of London, yet few are aware of its true significance. These photographs of people surrounded by the City’s imposing architecture, combined with texts from an acclaimed historian, begin to decode one of the most cryptic and fascinating parts of the capital.
Book 9: 'Urban Gypsies' by Paul Wenham-Clarke
Enter the private world of a group of Travellers living beneath the Westway, London’s vast elevated highway connecting suburbia to the city. Part of a unique culture so often stigmatised in the media, this close-knit community is under increasing pressure to move on and risk losing their identity for good. Here is their story.
*Please note that Book 1, People of London, and Book 2, On the Night Bus, are out of print, so these titles are not included.
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Book 16: One Hundred Years by Jenny Lewis
Please note: Books 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 are out of print and therefore not available