“By the Bridge” is a new cafe that opened at the junction of Kingland Rd and Regent’s Canal in East London. The owners have been living all their life in the area and they’ve seen the many changes that occurred the last 5 years especially due to gentrification. They wanted a mural that tells Hackney’s story.
The street art piece is inspired from a photograph by Zed Nelson, who took portraits of local habitants. The mural features a young girl, wearing some colourful African clothing. Her face is covered by touches of bright colours.
Title: ‘Hackney’ – Made with: Stencil, Spray paint – Kingsland Road, London, UK – 2014