A love letter to Croydon zine
The southern London borough of Croydon has a terrible reputation. Ask almost anyone and they’ll tell you that Croydon is a pit; an ugly, concrete mess with deluded aspirations of wanting to be its own city, “not to mention the crime”. Some of this is earned, though no more deservedly than many other London boroughs. Yet Croydon is the most reviled of them all.
Born and raised here, I’ve seen and experienced this place in all its many personalities. The thing about Croydon, however, is that it is full of incredible beauty: in its green and natural spaces, its melting pot of people and culture, and in the wonderful every-day moments.
Over the years, I’ve made many photographs of this place I call my hometown. Here they show an unseen side to Croydon; a beautiful, delicate, poetic side. I hope you can see what I see.