Eva Bachmann

Tucked away behind the busy streets of Hackney I stumbled upon Andre Street, a small passage lined with railway arches. The signage and the textured layers of paint revealed what was happening behind closed doors - most of the arches had been converted into car mechanics workshops. In their unpretentious appearance they seemed timeless, as if one had entered a time warp, an unchanging neighbourhood.

The series stands as a social comment depicting the survival of a long-standing community of small businesses amidst Hackney’s drastic transformation.

Devoid of people, these images serve as a testament to creative acts done by unsung workers. Here, an anonymous street transcends into formal abstractions.