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ROAM COLLECTIVE \ WE ARE FOUR PHOTOGRAPHERS. WE TAKE DIFFERENT DOCUMENTARY APPROACHES TO EXPLORING ASPECTS OF CLASS AND CULTURE IN OUR LOCAL SURROUNDINGS. THIS ISSUE CENTRES ON ENGLAND. \ ISSUE NUMBER ONE \ HANNAH BURTON GASCOYNE ESTATE BENJAMIN HAYWOOD COSTA GERIATRICA HANNAH NORTON DINO’S LEON REINDL VALENTINA FOURWAYSTOROAM.TUMBLR.COM \ LONDON, JUNE 2013


RO ROAM Collective fourwaystoroam.tumblr.com Photographs by: Hannah Burton hannahburtonphotography.tumblr.com hannahburton6749@yahoo.co.uk Benjamin Haywood benjaminhaywood.com haywood.benjamin@googlemail.com Hannah Norton spann.tumblr.com hana_shiby@hotmail.co.uk Leon Reindl leonreindl.de nachteuleproductions.com info@leonreindl.de Graphic design by Pietro Garrone www.pietrogarrone.com me@pietrogarrone.com Printed at Newspaperclub.co.uk London College of Communication, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6SB.


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Hannah Burton Gascoyne Estate p.4 Gascoyne Estate was built in 1949 as part of the post war redevelopment plan, since then it has expanded in size and now houses a large part of the Homerton, East London population. My early childhood was spent in Hackney and I was born in Homerton Hospital, it was serendipitous that I have returned to live here. Upon discovering the vast and expanding Gascoyne Estates I soon came to see it as the heart of Homerton. These photographs are about my wonderings and encounters with the people on the estate.

Benjamin Haywood Costa Geriatrica p.10 Bexhill is often jokingly referred to as Costa Geriatrica because of its predominantly older population. Coastal towns in the southeast fail to keep hold of their youth in favour of cities like London and Brighton. In school, talk about the future is centred on moving to London or abroad. What the kids, including myself, leave behind when they go to uni, never to return, is a pensioners paradise. Retirees from all over the country come to Bexhill-on-sea to enjoy the healing sea air and a slower pace to life. St Mary Magdalene’s church on Sea road hosts a weekly tea-dance in the church hall on Wednesday afternoons. Come on by if you fancy a waltz, tea and biscuits.

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Hannah Norton Dino’s p.16 I moved to South West London ten months ago, in that time I have explored and become acquainted with the area. However, I recently realised I had made no effort to acquaint myself with my neighbours and the locals who have lived here since childhood. On this personal mission to meet and learn about the local community I met Dino. I pass Dino’s on an almost daily basis and was always fascinated by the charmingly old-fashioned run down exterior of his traditional barber shop. I only had my imagination to wonder what the interior of this time capsule would hold, and what the characters who work there and frequent it were like. So one day I walked in.

Leon Reindl Valentina p.22 It was a sunday afternoon. I was sitting on a boat on Regent’s Canal enjoying the sun when Valentina passed by on her bike. She used to be a singer and stopped to tell me a story about the day when she was pushed into Regents Canal by a drunken pirate. Luckily Richard was around to save her...

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Thanks to Beverley Carruthers, Angela and Allan Bula, the tea-dancers at St Mary Magdalen’s church, Dino, The people of Gascoyne Estate, Charlotte Scotland, Maria Sturm, Nachteule Productions, Monica Nannini.

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Roam Issue 01  

Hannah Burton, Benjamin Haywood, Hannah Norton and Leon Reindl