Eerie Photos Of East London At Dawn

James Drury
By James Drury Last edited 19 months ago
Eerie Photos Of East London At Dawn

East London at dawn is a completely different beast to the hustle and bustle of the daytime and sometimes rowdy nights.

Fine art photographer Anthony Epes has spent a decade travelling the world photographing cities as the sun rises for a series called Cities At Dawn, and now he's turned his lens on this part of London.

Street art on a building in Hackney Wick. Photo: Anthony Epes

He's captured locations from the stark brutalist architecture of the Balfour Tower, to the misty banks of the Thames with Canary Wharf rising up in the background, and takes a look at the vibrant street art that appears and disappears at random, to the imprint of new communities, foods and cultures.

A deserted development in Hackney Wick. Photo: Anthony Epes

The photos have been collated in a book including quotes about the area, called — appropriately — East London at Dawn.

East India as the DLR rushes by. Photo: Anthony Epes
By Brick Lane. Photo: Anthony Epes
Shutters up at dawn. Photo: Anthony Epes
Photo: Anthony Epes

East London at Dawn is a limited edition publication. It costs £35, available from here.

Last Updated 24 March 2017