London 2012 Olympics site:
These images have been taken around the area which will become the Olympic Park for London's 2012 Olympics.
I began taking photos in this area in 2004 as I live locally and was aware that major redevelopment was likely whether or not the Olympic bid was successful -
so I saw this as an opportunity for some interesting social documentary photography.
I've taken pictures of the typical urban landscape,
but also of interesting local people and places,
trying to capture the wide range of uses and activities,
and show that the area isn't just an urban wilderness.
I've tried not to present an argument for or against the Olympics,
but to document what is currently there before most of it changes (as some already has).
Perhaps it will illustrate that there was a lot here before the redevelopment that it would be a shame to forget.
Below are a sample of scanned images from this work in progress. When the page has completely loaded, use the arrows to scroll or select a thumbnail below.