Book 7 from the series 'East London Photo Stories'
‘Columbia Road’ by Johanna Neurath for Hoxton Mini Press. 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.
Johanna Neurath can proudly say that she was born within the sound of Bow bells and has been a Hackney citizen for all of her adult life. Design Director at an international art book publishers and a self-confessed image junkie, type nerd and bibliophile, she has worked in publishing for more than 25 years as a book designer, picture editor, typographer and commissioning editor. On high days and holidays she takes her own street photographs. This is the first book of her own images.