Backyard Magazine Launches With London Issue

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By Lindsey Last edited 83 months ago
Backyard Magazine Launches With London Issue
From Bleak House by Graeme Webb
From Bleak House by Graeme Webb
From One Moment in Time by George Plemper
From One Moment in Time by George Plemper
From Transition Towns by Jonathan Goldberg
From Transition Towns by Jonathan Goldberg
From Past History, Future History by Paul Tucker
From Past History, Future History by Paul Tucker
From Up West by David Solomons
From Up West by David Solomons
From Narrow Boats by Katherine Green
From Narrow Boats by Katherine Green

A new online photography magazine intending to encourage photographers to stay at home and capture what goes on in their neighbourhood launched this month with its first issue dedicated to London. Backyard Magazine showcases the work of six photographers, with commentary, shooting subjects close to their home and hearts.

We love Graeme Webb's fantastical dioramas based on childhood memories of exploring a bomb site in Greenwich - Bleak House - that was eventually demolished, with no trace remaining until these beautiful images were created.

The wonderful black and white photos of staff and students at South Bank Polytechnic, were taken in the late 70s and early 80s by George Plemper who was studying for his PhD in the plastics and polymers department.

Jonathan Goldberg got involved with his local Transition Town, Kensal to Kilburn and pictures of their apple days, bee keeping and tube allotment project appear here, alongside images of Transition Town Sipson, where community activists campaign against the expansion of Heathrow.

Paul Tucker compares photos he took of the Hawker Sidley factory in Walthamstow days before it was demolished in 2005, with images of the build of the new school that replaced it.

Ten years is a long time to take photos of one thing but David Solomon's obsession with the West End results in some stunning examples of street photography, shot around Oxford Street, Soho and Holborn.

The contemporary portraits of canal boat dwellers on the River Lea taken by Katherine Green show a vibrant community that's future is uncertain, thanks to the encroachment of the Olympic Park and its legacy.

Browse the full galleries, find out more and subscribe at backyardbackyard.com

Last Updated 20 November 2011