We are here to document your favourite neighbourhood!
Do you have a story to tell? Do you want to be photographed? Or would you like your business featured on our website and in our printed paper?
Get in touch to find out more - firstname.lastname@example.org
We will give you a free print from your documentary session with us.
Joan in her front room. Go to Portraits at Home linked above to see what she says about her neighbourhood.
Below: Harry and Hayden at Pedro Boxing Club on Rushmore Road. Come and join Pedro's open air boxing show on the 25th May at Pedro. They are raising money to still be able to continue their fantastic work for the local community. Click here for mor info.
Portrait at Home this week is of Roosevelt and his family. Roosevelt is a keen boxer and one of the volunteers at Pedro Youth and Boxing Club. There he teaches local youth discipline and keeps them away from the streets. Click 'Portrats at home' above to read what they think about living in Clapton.
Photo of the week: Clement picking up his suit for his wedding having travelled back to his home neighbourhood from Essex.
Our special feature on the dry cleaner will be launched here soon. Its really special, do remember to check in to read it and see the pictures.
Today, 3rd April, 2013, we launched our new series of portraits titled Portraits at Home, where we visit and photograph local residents in their own home surroundings. We also try to get their story about how they came to the area and what they feel about Chatsworth Road. The first famiily we publishing is Tamara, James, Marlen and Luka. The chicken is called Mathilda.
Triangle Store on Chatsworth Road opened last night, March 3rd, 2013, and local celebrity Kaye was there. This place will also be the office for I Love Chatsworth Road Monday - Friday. Pop by for a chat if you walk past.
You can now buy a selection of photos from our new online shop. Explore our shop here.
Our magazine can now also be viewed online or you can download a high res pdf-version from our printers at Newspaper Club
Pedro Boxing Club is doing many great things to help out local kids. This is Jaded and he is already a pretty good boxer. They need help to survive though. Please visit http://www.pedroclub.com/donate.html if you have a few pounds to spare for a better neigbhourhood.
You can now buy the I Love Chatsworth Road magazine at Ishi Express, Cooper & Wolf, 46b Espresso Hut, Cakey Muto, The Dentist and Lucky News all on Chatsworth Road. You can also order it here from Jørn Tomter's shop buy clicking here.
It was the last day of the exhibition today, Sunday 28th October. Thanks to everyone who visited - your support means everything!
The exhibition runs to 28th October. Open Wednesday - Sunday 12pm - 6pm.
Fred Fabre filmed Jørn's exhibition as part of a film about Chatsworth Road. Click here to see it.
Local Chats resident and our favourite - Kaye Manning - on the cover of Hackney Citizen (above) and checking out the paper and the exhibition (below)
We would specially like to thank the following local traders:
We would like to thank CRTRA for supporting the project locally and The Royal Norwegian Embassy for making the exhibition happen
Creative Director Jorn Tomter
Designer Matthew Naylor www.13one6.com
Production editor Caroline Simpson
Contributors Garfield Hacket, Alistair Siddons, Brian Walker
Logo designed by Kimberley-Tybee Golding at Mini Magpie www.minimagpie.com
In October we will open our first exhibition and launch our magazine. You are most welcome to The Dentist, 33 Chatsworth Road, London E5 on Friday 12th October for the opening. The show will last until 28th October.
I Love Chatsworth Road started as a photographic documentary project by photographer Jørn Tomter and after he teamed up with web-designer Matt Naylor it turned in to the website you are now visiting.
Here you will find stories about THE LOCALS, see how THE MARKET looks like and meet the owners of THE SHOPS. We will add stories every month so make sure you bookmark us to keep on top of everything. Are you a shopowner and not featured yet? Fear not! We will contact you.
I Love Chatsworth Road is an ongoing project to make a record of the Chatsworth Road area in Hackney, London. It will hopefully be a valuable archive for the future of a place going through rapid changes. The project is founded and run by photographer Jørn Tomter who started photographing the area in 2007. Then in 2010 he opened a pop-up photographic portrait studio offering local people a free portrait including a free print to take home. More than 300 people people visited during the week; and being free it attracted all social backgrounds. Another pop-up studio has taken place at Pedro Boxing Club and more are being planned. Jørn Tomter is on a regular basis visiting all the local businesses in the area offering them to do a feature for the website. Chatsworth Road is a unique high street with mostly independently run shops supported by a strong community to help them survive. Exhibitions will take place during the summer of 2012 and new stories will be added to ilovechatsworthroad.com every month. Local aspiring youth are being encouraged to help out to gain professional experience. Jørn is now helping teaching photography at Berger Primaary School in Homerton as a volunteer. Do you have a suggestion of what Jørn should photograph or do you want to help out? Email email@example.com
This is a fully independent project. We do not represent individuals, any shops or the market. This is done by CRTRA
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