There's more to Notting Hill than the hordes of tourists that descend on the weekend. Portobello Road stretches from the area best known to outsiders for sharing its name with a Richard Curtis movie, down to Golborne Road. As tired and generic as this sounds in London, the area has seen much gentrification in recent years. Despite this, the area still has a strong sense of community identity.
That's what amateur photographer Lorenzo Grifantini set out to capture, in the part of London where he's lived for ten years. He describes the series as an act of love, and his intent was to freeze in time the life and soul of an area which is changing quickly. Here is part of his series — see the rest over on his website.