Photobook: Jenny Lewis' Hackney Studios

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Hackney has long been celebrated as London’s creative hub, but soaring rent increases are pushing the painters, illustrators, filmmakers, jewellers, ceramicists and fashion designers out of their studios. Jenny Lewis spent four years shooting these creatives in their workspaces and her new book, Hackney Studios, stands as a celebration – and perhaps a commemoration – of a very special time and place.
Hackney Studios is published by Hoxton Mini Press, priced £20. www.hoxtonminipress.com

Fred Butler from the book Hackney Studio © Jenny Lewis
Fred Butler, accessories designer, from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
Paul Reynolds from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
Paul Reynolds, curator, from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
Mary Stephenson from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
Mary Stephenson, artist, from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
Kevin Francis Gray from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
Kevin Francis Gray, sculptor, from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
Fiona Banner from the book Hackney Studio © Jenny Lewis
Fiona Banner, artist, from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
Mark Pawson from the book Hackney Studio © Jenny Lewis
Mark Pawson, artist, from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
Kirsty Harris from the book Hackney Studio © Jenny Lewis
Kirsty Harris, artist, from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
Yuri Suzuki from the book Hackney Studio © Jenny Lewis
Yuri Suzuki, sound artist and designer, from the book Hackney Studios © Jenny Lewis
 

Diane Smyth

Diane Smyth is a freelance journalist who contributes to publications such as The Guardian, The Observer, The FT Weekend Magazine, Creative Review, The Calvert Journal, Aperture, FOAM, IMA, Aesthetica and Apollo Magazine. Prior to going freelance, she wrote and edited at BJP for 15 years. She has also curated exhibitions for institutions such as The Photographers Gallery and Lianzhou Foto Festival. You can follow her on instagram @dismy