To get to know my new local community and the neighbourhood I’ve started a personal project called ‘Welcome to Plaistow’. A faux advertising campaign for the E13 area capturing the institutions, characters and business that define this part of London.
The first shoot was at Nathans Pies and Eels on Barking Road. Nathans is a family business that’s serving pies and eels since 1923. Feeding generations of eastenders a visit to the shop has long been a regular feature in many West Ham fans matchday with the shop being located right outside Upton Park stadium.
However the local market for their food has shifted with the changing local population and with the upcoming move by West Ham away from Upton Park to the Olympic stadium the future of their business is in doubt.